Effects of cattle grazing and haying on wildlife conservation at National Wildlife Refuges in the United States

@article{Strassmann1987EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of cattle grazing and haying on wildlife conservation at National Wildlife Refuges in the United States},
  author={B. Strassmann},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={35-44}
}
The National Wildlife Refuge System is perhaps the most important system of federal lands for protecting wildlife in the United States. Only at refuges has wildlife conservation been legislated to have higher priority than either recreational or commercial activities. Presently, private ranchers and farmers graze cattle on 981,954 ha and harvest hay on 12,021 ha at 123 National Wildlife Refuges. US Fish and Wildlife Service policy is to permit these uses primarily when needed to benefit refuge… Expand
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