Ecology and Restoration of California Grasslands with Special Emphasis on the Influence of Fire and Grazing on Native Grassland Species

D'Antonio, C.M., S.J. Bainbridge, C. Kennedy, J.W. Bartolome and S. Reynolds

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This paper presents an up-to-date evaluation of the impacts of grazing and fire on the composition of grasslands in California with specific emphasis on their effects on the remaining populations of native forbs and perennial grasses. We intend that the findings will help to refine the scope of potential management regimes that might be applied to California rangeland systems to enhance the richness and abundance of native grassland species. The review is also intended to help identify gaps in our understanding of the interaction of management practices with climatic and soil variability and to help direct future experimental work in this area.

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