Economic Research Institute Study paper
Utah State University
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Western rangelands, both public and private, are important sources of forage for domestic livestock and grazing wildlife. In addition, the actions of both groups of animals have an impact on nongrazing wildlife and fish. Common use of the range resources by all these animals is the normal pattern. Over time, all of these uses have meshed together in some mix that has been influenced by biological forces as well as by the changing demands of man. In recent years, increasing demands by man for almost all uses of the range lands of the West has made the allocation of resources to the various uses very difficult .
Nielsen, Darwin B. and Godfrey, E. Bruce, "Rural and Regional Economic Aspects of Livestock and Wildlife/ Fisheries Use of Rangelands in the West" (1977). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 358.