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This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Extension Service, under Agreement No. 90-EXCA-1-0102 and the Ford Foundation under Grant No. 880-0604. Additional funding was provided by the National Research Council. Dissemination was supported in part by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Rangeland health : new methods to classify, inventory, and monitor rangelands / Committee on Rangeland Classification, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

ISBN 0-309-04879-6

1. Range management—United States. 2. Rangelands—United States. 3. Range ecology—United States. 4. Range management. 5. Rangelands. 6. Range ecology. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Rangeland Classification.

SF85.3.R36 1993

333.74'0973—dc20 93-39567

CIP

Copyright 1994 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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First Printing, January 1994

Second Printing, January 1996



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