Before the prairies were settled, plowed and fenced, wild herds moved back and forth across them, never staying in one place after the grass was cropped too short. These moving herds distributed minerals from their droppings and remains, for it is well-known that wild animals usually maintain a good mineral balance by visiting salt-licks and varying their pasture-grounds.
Here in a nutshell is the model for proper use of grasslands.
It takes a lot of common sense to get across the information we need. He has it and can put it out so we can all understand it.
(From the Introduction)