RANGE MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 6/e is an up-to-date, easy-to-read text bringing together the key principles and practices of contemporary range management, presenting them in logical sequence as concisely and efficiently as possible. The authors introduce the fundamentals of range management using current and relevant scientific studies and practical examples, and illustrating key concepts with pictures, figures, and tables. Grazing management is emphasized, and several other aspects of range management are given comprehensive coverage. In particular, this edition has been updated with comprehensive information on highly relevant issues such as range animal behavior, economics, energy, and multiple use environments.
Introduces readers to the science of range management, coupling the latest concepts and technology with proven traditional approaches. Coverage encompasses rangeland types, plant physiology, wildlife management, and technology. This fourth edition contains new material on stocking rate, grazing intensity, livestock distribution improvement, range management in developing countries, and future trends. Includes b&w photos. Can be used as a core text for courses in range management, and as a reference for professional range managers, ranchers, wildlife biologists, and soil scientists. Holechek teaches range science at New Mexico State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)