Sagebrush on Relict Ranges in the Sanke River Plains and Northern Great Basin
KeywordsSnake River Plains
Northern Great Basin
Changes in Stands
number of plants
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CitationPassey, H. B., & Hugie, V. K. (1962). Sagebrush on relict ranges in the Sanke River plains and northern Great Basin. Journal of Range Management, 15(5), 273-278.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
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