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- Toledo, David; Sanderson, Matt; Herrick, Jeffrey; Goslee, Sarah
- ARS USDA Submissions 2014 v.69 no.4 pp. 110A
- community ecology; cropland; decision making; ecosystems; forage production; grasses; grassland soils; grazing; grazing lands; hydrology; land evaluation; land use change; livestock; pastures; plant ecology; range management; rangeland soils; rangelands; resource allocation; shrubs; vegetation; wildlife; United States
- ... The status of grazinglands in the USA is increasingly dynamic with large areas being converted to cropland in response to demands for increased crop production. Here we focus on two types of grazinglands: rangelands and pasturelands. Rangelands are usually defined as natural ecosystems in which the native vegetation is predominantly grasses, grass-like plants or shrubs, and are generally used for ...