Soil-Vegetation Survey Information in Range Management Planning and Administration1
- L. T. Burcham and
- R. Earl Storie2
Since 1947 the State of California has been conducting a soil-vegetation survey—an inventory of the vegetative cover and underlying soils of the wild land areas of the state. This soil-vegetation survey is a particularly remunerative source of much information on the physical factors that affect the business of ranching. Practical applications of this information are discussed herein; a review of specific cases illustrates the value of these surveys in range management planning and administration. These cases also demonstrate that soil-vegetation surveys are a practical tool for both the rancher, and the range technician in public service or private enterprise. They are an extremely effective means of conveying information, and have a great potential for developing interest in, and an incentive for, better range management.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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