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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RANGELAND RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT Title: An introduction to using ecological site descriptions as a management tool

Authors
item Johnson, Dustin -
item Davies, Kirk

Submitted to: Cow Calf Management Guide and Cattle Producer's Library
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: July 6, 2012
Publication Date: August 15, 2014
Citation: Johnson, D.D., Davies, K.W. 2014. An introduction to using ecological site descriptions as a management tool. In: Adams, J.R., editor. Cattle Producer's Library (3rd edition). University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. CL598.

Interpretive Summary: Ecological site descriptions are a useful tool for classifying rangeland; however, many land managers and livestock producers do not understand how to incorporate this information into land management. This document is an introduction to using ecological site descriptions as a management tool. We describe the concept of ecological sites, demonstrate their use in land management, and detail how to access and use their associated information.

Technical Abstract: Ecological site descriptions are a useful tool for classifying rangeland; however, many land managers and livestock producers do not understand how to incorporate this information into land management. This document is an introduction to using ecological site descriptions as a management tool. We describe the concept of ecological sites, demonstrate their use in land management, and detail how to access and use their associated information.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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