Indicators of Southwestern range conditions. Page: 25
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INDICATORS OF SOUTHWESTERN RANGE CONDITIONS 25
FIGURE 27.-Too-early grazing of a mountain range. If grazing animals are
allowed to follow the receding snows too closely, when the new forage growth
is still scant and the steep slopes are soft and muddy, both the range and the
Roads and trails.-The construction of roads and trails has been
primarily responsible for much destructive washing of soil. In the
early days throughout the range country, many sod-bound valleys
and canyon bottoms were traveled by wagon and by pack trains.
Some of these travel routes were later abandoned; others are still
traveled. In either event vegetation cover has been broken (fig. 29),
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Talbot, M. W. (Murrell Williams), b. 1889. Indicators of Southwestern range conditions., book, December 1957; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5875/m1/27/?q=%22livestock%22: accessed June 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.