Vegetation Trends within Rest-Rotation and Season-long Grazing Systems in the Missouri River Breaks, Montana
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CitationWatts, C. R., Eichhorn, L. C., & Mackie, R. J. (1987). Vegetation trends within rest-rotation and season-long grazing systems in the Missouri River Breaks, Montana. Journal of Range Management, 40(5), 393-396.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractTrends in canopy-coverage of vegetation and bare ground were measured inside and outside exclosures on recent burns within three-pasture rest-rotation and season-long grazing systems over a 10-year period. Results suggested that rest-rotation grazing may maintain vegetation and soil cover somewhat comparable to ungrazed cattle exclosures on rough breaks-type range in north-central Montana. Season-long grazing may not maintain satisfactory vegetation and soil cover in the area.