Range research: the second generation
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. A. Young; C. D. Clements
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Artemisia tridentata
  • distribution
  • education
  • fire management
  • forage
  • grazing
  • hardwood forests
  • histories
  • hydrology
  • livestock
  • national forests
  • physiology
  • pine forests
  • plant ecology
  • public information
  • range management
  • rangelands
  • US Forest Service
  • vegetation surveys
  • water
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37997
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12533
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The decade of the 1920s was somewhat of a paradox for range science. A. W. Sampson published 3 books that were widely used as text for higher education classes in range management. The United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service expanded their mandate to manage grazing on National Forest and began to apply the principles of plant ecology and physiology that were being enumerated by range scientists. At the same time millions of acres of public domain outside the National Forest remained as free range and continued to decline in productivity. Progress was made in applying animal behavior technology to improve the uniformity of range forage utilization. This was especially apparent in regard to sheep and goats which were herded on rangelands. The management tools utilized were herding techniques, salt distribution and water developments. Restoration of range productivity and the place of wildfires in range ecosystems remained very controversial subjects. ┬ęSociety for Range Management. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Young, J. A., and C. D. Clements. 2001. Range research: the second generation. Journal of Range Management, v. 54, no. 2, p. 115-121.