Desert Cottontail Use of Natural and Modified Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
CitationKundaeli, J. N., & Reynolds, H. G. (1972). Desert cottontail use of natural and modified pinyon-juniper woodland. Journal of Range Management, 25(2), 116-118.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractPinyon-juniper woodland, a habitat for desert cottontails throughout much of the West, is often cleared to improve grazing conditions for livestock. In southern New Mexico, habitat conditions for cottontails can be maintained or enhanced during clearing operations by preserving some combination of 70-90 down, dead trees and living shrubs per acre.