Livestock and Range Research Laboratory - Basal Vegetation CoverEntry ID: MSU0001
Abstract: The "Livestock and Range Research Laboratory - Basal Vegetation
Cover" database contains basal vegetation cover data which were
collected during early and mid summers using a pantograph. Data
were collected from 43 permanent square meter plots which were
distributed throughout the pastures of the Livestock and Range
Research Laboratory in Miles City, Montana. Information was
recorded on a total ... of 142 different plant species during the 25
years of data collection.
The data from the Basal Vegetation Database are used to study
the effects of grazing intensity and precipitation on changes in
basal vegetation cover.
Collection Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Fort Keogh Livestock and Range
Collection Methodology: Basal cover data were collected
during early and mid summer using a pantograph. 43 permanent
square meter plots were distributed throughout the pastures. A
total of 142 species were recorded throughout the 25-year period.
Collection Frequency: 1932-1956
Update Characteristics: Discontinued updating.
Hard copies of data can be obtained from the data center.
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Start Date: 1932-01-01Stop Date: 1956-01-01
Quality The custodian was not employed at the laboratory when the data
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rod at larrl.ars.usda.gov
USDA Agricultural Research Service Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory Route 1, Box 2021
City: Miles City
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59301
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12