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1 October 2014 Grazing for Biodiversity in Californian Mediterranean Grasslands
James W. Bartolome, Barbara H. Allen-Diaz, Sheila Barry, Lawrence D. Ford, Michele Hammond, Peter Hopkinson, Felix Ratcliff, Sheri Spiegal, Michael D. White
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  • California's Mediterranean climate zone supports grasslands that are biologically diverse.

  • Livestock grazing is being increasingly used to promote native species diversity at both the pasture and landscape scales.

  • Several federally and state-listed vertebrates and insects respond positively to grazing to improve habitat by opening and lowering grassland vegetation. More work is needed on enhancement of native plants.

  • Research results need to be more extensively applied, tested, and monitored under variable conditions.

James W. Bartolome, Barbara H. Allen-Diaz, Sheila Barry, Lawrence D. Ford, Michele Hammond, Peter Hopkinson, Felix Ratcliff, Sheri Spiegal, and Michael D. White "Grazing for Biodiversity in Californian Mediterranean Grasslands," Rangelands 36(5), 36-43, (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.2111/Rangelands-D-14-00024.1
Published: 1 October 2014
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