AuthorGuest, B. R.
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Cimarron National Grassland
National Grassland Program
Multiple Use Management
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CitationGuest, B. R. (1968). The Cimarron National Grassland: a study in land use adjustment. Journal of Range Management, 21(3), 167-170.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractThe national grassland program has produced a number of beneficial changes in both the land and the economy of southwestern Kansas. Through the federal purchase and conversion of marginal farmland to grassland and integrating the management of these lands with associated private lands, soil erosion and water runoff have been reduced and a more dependable supply of summer forage has been provided the area's livestock industry. Multiple use management of the government lands has also produced a habitat for wildlife, ponds for waterfowl and fish, and recreational opportunities. The grassland program in southwestern Kansas seems to be accomplishing its objective of proper land use consistent with the conservation of the area's natural resources.