CitationAnderson, E. W., & Currier, W. F. (1973). Evaluating zones of utilization. Journal of Range Management, 26(2), 87-91.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA method of checking utilization has been devised and tested on public and private rangelands. It involves mapping and evaluating zones of utilization within a pasture or grazing unit. It presents guidelines for determining how grazing resources are being used and what needs to be done to improve efficiency: identifying areas that need special attention, analyzing economic aspects, adjusting livestock numbers, and recording progress over a period of years. The procedure is relatively simple, inexpensive, meaningful, and easily used by resource managers on horseback, in a jeep or helicopter, or afoot. It requires only the usual equipment found on a ranch.