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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective

Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective

(p.129) 9 Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective
Foundations of Environmental Sustainability

Frederic H. Wagner

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the development of the livestock industry and grazing management and policy in the United States. It describes the climatic and vegetative conditions in the four major beef-producing regions in the United States: the Southeast, the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, and the California grasslands. It also discusses grazing ecology and grazing systems, addressing the effects on plant community structure (plant succession and the development of holistic management), the effects on plant community production, and the multiple life-form vegetation concept of the Intermountain West.

Keywords:   livestock industry, grazing management, beef production, ecology, plant community, grazing systems

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