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Influences of livestock grazing on sage grouse habitat
Beck, J. L., D. L. Mitchell
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Beck and Mitchell compiled a literature review of grazing effects on sage grouse habitat. They found that proper grazing techniques can enhance, at worst, maintain suitable habitat for sage grouse, especially nesting and cover. They discouraged the chemical removal of sagebrush, which decreased the sagebrush cover to less that 15% in the summer and 25% in the winter during the study. The overall message was for managers to incorporate their grazing schemes around the critical times for sage grouse.

Artemisia tridentata
Centrocercus urophasianus
livestock grazing
sage grouse
sagebrush habitat
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