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Title: Integrating livestock production and wildlife in a sagebrush-grass ecosystem

Author: Wolfe, Michael L.; Simonds, Gregg E.; Danvir, Rick; Hopkin, William J.;

Date: 1996

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands - A symposium proceedings. September 22-26, 1994; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 73-77.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Management of a 775-km2, privately-owned ranch in northeastern Utah exemplifies a progressive approach to utilizing domestic livestock and wild ungulates, elk (Cervus elaphus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), for economic return while maintaining or enhancing land health. The management program on the Deseret Ranch includes the use of a multiple-herbivore grazing system in balance with the available forage and native wildlife in a sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)-grass ecosystem.

Keywords: riparian ecosystems, human dimensions, hydrology, ecology, history, restoration

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Wolfe, Michael L.; Simonds, Gregg E.; Danvir, Rick; Hopkin, William J. 1996. Integrating livestock production and wildlife in a sagebrush-grass ecosystem. In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. Ecosystem disturbance and wildlife conservation in western grasslands - A symposium proceedings. September 22-26, 1994; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 73-77.

 


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