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CitationLeege, T. A., Herman, D. J., & Zamora, B. (1981). Effects of cattle grazing on mountain meadows in Idaho. Journal of Range Management, 34(4), 324-328.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractVegetation changes which occurred during 12 years of protection from grazing were documented in mountain meadows of north-central Idaho. Plant composition changes were evident on all five sites studied, whereas herbage production was significantly less on the grazed than ungrazed areas at two of the sites. Season-long grazing by cattle has apparently been responsible for decreasing production and retarding plant succession. A change in grazing systems would likely increase the carrying capacity for herbivores.