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The purpose of this text is to introduce readers to the science of range management, coupling the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. In addition to being an excellent reference for professional range managers, ranchers, wildlife biologists soil scientists, and the growing segment of the public interested in natural resource management, Range Management: Principles and Practices, 4/e, is the ideal core text for courses in Range Management offered at colleges and universities.

This fourth edition retains its sound, insightful overview of the fundamentals of this important field while offering the most current information available with regard to recent research and changes. Significant new material has been added on Stocking Rate, Grazing Intensity, Grazing Methods, Livestock Distribution Improvement, Multiple-Use Range Management, Range Management in Developing Countries, and Future trends in range Management.

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Introduces readers to the science of range management, coupling the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. Coverage encompasses rangeland types, plant physiology, wildlife management, and technology. This fourth edition contains new material on stocking rate, grazing intensity, livestock distribution improvement, range management in developing countries, and future trends. Includes b&w photos. Can be used as a core text for courses in range management, and as a reference for professional range managers, ranchers, wildlife biologists, and soil scientists. Holechek teaches range science at New Mexico State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Presents range management practice geared toward multiple land use, for mid-level university students in rangeland management. Offers chapters on traditional topics such as rangeland types, range ecology, livestock production, and wildlife management, as well as new areas such as range management in developing countries and computer applications. This third edition alters traditional management concepts in light of new findings, especially in areas of grazing management, range nutrition, and range plant ecology, and has a greater emphasis on economics and multiple use. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131744844
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.21 (d)

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The purpose of the fifth edition of this book is to introduce students to the science of range management, coupling the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. We hope that our audience continues to include employed range managers on public and private lands, ranchers, wildlife biologists, soil scientists, and the growing segment of the public interested in natural resource management. We have tried to improve the text for those concerned with range management, not only in the United States but in other parts of the world as well.

Our approach has involved tempering fundamental topics such as range plant physiology, range plant ecology, rangeland stocking-rate considerations, and grazing system selection with the most recent research. Some traditional range management concepts have been altered since the fourth edition as the result of new findings. This is particularly true in the areas of grazing management, range ecology, and range plant ecology. We have again placed greater emphasis on ecology and multiple use in this edition along with improving the quality of tables and figures.

Although approaches to range management change, the basic objectives of range management remain essentially the same as in the past. These are to provide society with meat, water, wildlife, and recreational opportunities on a sustained basis from lands unsuited for permanent cultivation. In recent years, the relative importance to society of these products has shifted on many rangelands in the United States. However, with modern range management practices, most rangelands can be made to yield near their potential of each product simultaneously. Although multiple use has been practiced for over 30 years on federal rangelands in the United States, it is now being more widely practiced on private rangelands as ranchers find the sale of recreational opportunities on their land to be increasingly profitable. We have tried to emphasize range management practices oriented toward multiple use wherever possible.

Range management is distinguished from other land management disciplines in that it involves manipulation of grazing by large domestic or wild animals. Since control of grazing is the foundation of any range management program, this still receives primary emphasis in this fifth edition of our text. We have restricted our coverage of vegetation manipulation by practices other than grazing to fundamental concepts, since several other good texts are available that deal exclusively with this subject.

We received both encouragement and helpful criticism from many of our colleagues. Those who provided valuable suggestions on our manuscript include Dr. Billie E. Dahl, Dr. Richard M. Hansen, Dr. Kris Havstad, Dr. Don D. Dwyer, Dr. David L. Scarnecchia, Dr. Sam L. Beasom, Dr. Jack L. Butler, and Dr. Randy Rosiere. We also gratefully acknowledge the valuable input of: Donald J. Bedunah, University of Montana; Lee E. Eddleman, Oregon State University, and Thomas M. Welch, Montana State University, who served as reviewers in the preparation of the fourth edition. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the reviewers of this fifth edition: Patricia Dysart, Oregon State University; Susan Edinger Marshall, Humboldt State University, California; and Brian Oswald, Stephen E Austin University, Texas.

JERRY L. HOLECHEK REX D. PIEPER CARLTON H. HERBEL

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Conversion from Metric Units to the English Equivalent
Ch. 1 Rangeland and Man 1
Ch. 2 Rangeland Physical Characteristics 21
Ch. 3 Range Management History 44
Ch. 4 Description of Rangeland Types 65
Ch. 5 Range Plant Physiology 112
Ch. 6 Range Ecology 133
Ch. 7 Range Inventory and Monitoring 159
Ch. 8 Considerations Concerning Stocking Rate 177
Ch. 9 Selection of Grazing Methods 215
Ch. 10 Methods of Improving Livestock Distribution 256
Ch. 11 Range Animal Nutrition 273
Ch. 12 Range Livestock Production 322
Ch. 13 Range Wildlife Management 356
Ch. 14 Range Management for Multiple Use 406
Ch. 15 Manipulation of Range Vegetation 445
Ch. 16 Range Management in Developing Countries 485
Ch. 17 Computer Applications and the Future 501
Index 513
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Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

The purpose of the fourth edition of this book is to introduce students to the science of range management coupling the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. We hope that our audience continues to include employed range managers on public and private land ranchers, wildlife biologists, soil scientists, and the growing segment of the public interested in natural resource management. We have tried to improve the text for those concerned with range management, not only in the United States but in other parts of the world as well.

Our approach has involved tempering fundamental topics such as range plant physiology, range plant ecology, stocking-rate considerations, and grazing system selection with the most recent research. Some traditional range management concepts have been altered since the third edition as the result of new findings. This is particularly true in the subject areas of grazing management, range ecology, and range plant ecology. We have placed greater emphasis on ecology and multiple use in this edition along with improving the quality of Tables and Figures.

Although approaches to range management change, the basic objectives of range management remain essentially the same as in the past. These are to provide society with meat, water, wildlife, and recreational opportunities on a sustained basis from lands unsuited for permanent cultivation. In recent years, the relative importance to society of these products has shifted on many rangelands in the United States. However, with modern range management practices, most rangelands can be made to yield near their potential of eachproductsimultaneously. Although multiple-use has been practiced for over 30 years on federal rangelands in the United States, it is now bring more widely practiced on private rangelands as ranchers find the sale of recreational opportunities on their land to be increasingly profitable. We have tried to emphasize range management practices oriented toward multiple-use wherever possible.

Range management is distinguished from other land management disciplines in that it involves manipulation of grazing by large domestic or wild animals. Since control of grazing is the foundation of any range management program, this still receives primary emphasis in this fourth edition of our text. We have restricted our coverage of manipulation of vegetation by practices other than grazing to fundamental concepts since several other good texts are available that deal exclusively with this subject.

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