Utilization and Residual Measurements: Tools for Adaptive Rangeland Management
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CitationSRM Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring Committee, lamarsmithCRC@gmail. com. (2018). Utilization and Residual Measurements: Tools for Adaptive Rangeland Management. Rangelands, 40(5), 146-151.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractUtilization levels and residual height are tools for adaptive management, not management objectives. Utilization/residual measurements are subject to many sources of sampling, procedural and personal errors. Season of measurement has a strong influence on interpretation of results. Utilization/residual guidelines are not rigid limits to be met every year, but a tool to identify stocking rate or distribution problems over several years. Utilization/residual data must be relevant to management objectives. Time, location, and protocol for measurement must be documented in plans, reports or management decisions based on the use of the data. The Society for Range Management