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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Maps of the Jornada Experimental Range show that grasses covered more than 80 percent of the land in 1858 (top) but covered only about 15 percent by 1998 (bottom). Mesquite, creosotebush, and tarbush displaced the grasses.


Photo courtesy of USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range.

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Last Modified: 3/14/2017
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