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1 October 2018 Utilization and Residual Measurements: Tools for Adaptive Rangeland Management
Abstract
  • Utilization levels and residual height are tools for adaptive management, not management objectives.

  • Utilization/residual measurements are subject to many sources of sampling, procedural and personal errors.

  • Season of measurement has a strong influence on interpretation of results.

  • Utilization/residual guidelines are not rigid limits to be met every year, but a tool to identify stocking rate or distribution problems over several years.

  • Utilization/residual data must be relevant to management objectives.

  • Time, location, and protocol for measurement must be documented in plans, reports or management decisions based on the use of the data.

© 2018 The Society for Range Management.
"Utilization and Residual Measurements: Tools for Adaptive Rangeland Management," Rangelands 40(5), 146-151, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2018.07.003
Published: 1 October 2018
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