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30 years of vegetation change following burning of sagebrush-grass range

Author(s): Roy O. Harniss, Robert B. Murray
Year Published: 1973

A sagebrush-grass range was burned according to plan in 1936. Long-term results show that sagebrush yields have increased while most other important shrub, grass, and forb yields have decreased. Evaluation by subspecies of sage-brush was helpful in interpreting sagebrush behavior. The return of sagebrush shows the need for planning sagebrush control on a continuing basis for maximum forage qualities.

Citation: Harniss, Roy O.; Murray, Robert B. 1973. 30 years of vegetal change following burning of sagebrush-grass range. Journal of Range Management 26(5):322-325.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 15395
FRAMES RCS number: 19072
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 6487
Record updated: Jul 5, 2018