Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Version of Record

Publication Date

2-2016

Abstract

On the Ground

  • Maintaining cattle and prairie dogs on rangelands is important ecologically, economically, and culturally. However, competition between these species, both actual and perceived, has led to conflict.
  • We explored the effects of short-term (2-year) cattle exclusion on plant communities both on and off prairie dog towns and among three common ecological sites.
  • Plant communities were different between on-town and off-town plots and among ecological sites but were similar between cattle-excluded and nonexcluded plots.
  • Plant community composition did not differ between rangeland targeted for moderate forage utilization and that in which cattle had been excluded for 2 years.

Publication Title

Rangelands

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

34

Last Page

37

Pages

4

Format

application/pdf

Language

en

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.rala.2015.11.004

Publisher

Elsevier

Rights

Copyright © the Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Comments

This work was published in Rangelands (2016) 38:1.34-37. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2015.11.004

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