This book juxtaposes traditional and currently applied concepts of rangeland condition with new concepts. It presents a dialogue between traditionalists and their critics. The book outlines the effects of various activities by humans that eventually lead toward multiple climaxes.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Secondary Succession and Range Condition Criteria: Introduction to the Problem -- Range Condition as Used in the Soil Conservation Service -- History and Development of Site and Condition Criteria in the Bureau of Land Management -- History of Development of Site and Condition Criteria for Range Condition Within the U.S. Forest Service -- The Development of Systems of Assessing the Condition of Rangeland in Australia -- Range Condition and Secondary Succession: A Critique -- Range Condition Analysis: Past, Present, and Future
W. K. Lauenroth Range Science Department and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 W. A. Laycock Department of Range Management, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071