Horses and Cattle Grazing on the Wyoming Red Desert, III.
Plumb, G. E.
Krysl, L. J.
Hubbert, M. E.
Smith, M. A.
Waggoner, J. W.
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Vegetative cover losses due to trampling near watering sites in the summer and winter are compared for horses grazed alone, cattle grazed alone and horses and cattle grazed in combination. There were significant differences (p<.05) found in the rates of total cover loss as a function of distance to water in both the summer and winter. Grasses sustained heavy trampling losses in all treatments in both seasons. Forbs sustained heavy losses in all treatments during summer. Shrub losses were moderate to low in all treatments during both seasons. Total cover loss was similar in all summer and winter treatments.
Plumb, G. E., L. J. Krysl, M. E. Hubbert, M. A. Smith, and J. W. Waggoner. “Horses and Cattle Grazing on the Wyoming Red Desert, III.” Journal of Range Management 37, no. 2 (March 1984): 130-132. doi:10.2307/3898898