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  1. Vol. 21 No. 1, p. 108-111
     
    Received: Oct 24, 1955
    Accepted: July 30, 1956


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1957.03615995002100010024x

Soil-Vegetation Survey Information in Range Management Planning and Administration1

  1. L. T. Burcham and
  2. R. Earl Storie2

Abstract

Abstract

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.

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