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dc.contributor.authorCook, J. G.
dc.contributor.authorHershey, T. J.
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, L. L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T18:48:25Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T18:48:25Z
dc.date.issued1994-07-01
dc.identifier.citationCook, J. G., Hershey, T. J., & Irwin, L. L. (1994). Vegetative response to burning on Wyoming mountain-shrub big game ranges. Journal of Range Management, 47(4), 296-302.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002550
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644497
dc.description.abstractInformation on vegetative productivity and nutritive responses to burning in mesic, high elevation big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) communities is limited. We investigated the effects of 2 wildfires and 3 prescribed fires on current year's production of herbs and selected shrubs for 3 years post-burn, and forage quality for 2 years post-burn in high elevation big sagebrush habitats in southcentral Wyoming. Production of perennial herbs on burned sites averaged twice that on controls, while production of annual herbs varied little 2-3 years post-burn. Burn-induced mortality of Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia (Nutt) Nutt. ex Roem.) was less than or equal to 15%, but a 6-fold increase in twig production more than compensated for plant losses. Mortality of true mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus Raf.) and antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC) averaged 25% and 55%, respectively, but these losses generally were compensated by increases in browse production. Crude protein content of herbs from late spring through early far was significantly higher on burns for 2 years post-burn. These results suggest well-managed prescribed burning programs have potential to improve May through September diets of large herbivores in southcentral Wyoming mountain-shrub communities.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectland productivity
dc.subjectwildlife
dc.subjectungulates
dc.subjectprescribed burning
dc.subjectcrude protein
dc.subjectWyoming
dc.subjectArtemisia tridentata
dc.subjectgrasses
dc.subjectforage
dc.titleVegetative response to burning on Wyoming mountain-shrub big game ranges
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume47
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage296-302
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T18:48:26Z


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