Are there benefits to mowing Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities? An evaluation in southeastern Oregon.

@article{Davies2011AreTB,
  title={Are there benefits to mowing Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities? An evaluation in southeastern Oregon.},
  author={Kirk W. Davies and Aleta M. Nafus},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={
          539-46
        }
}
Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis Beetle & Young) communities frequently are mowed in an attempt to increase perennial herbaceous vegetation. However, there is limited information as to whether expected benefits of mowing are realized when applied to Wyoming big sagebrush communities with intact understory vegetation. We compared vegetation and soil nutrient concentrations in mowed and undisturbed reference plots in Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities at eight… CONTINUE READING
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