UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

Meadow Conditions on National Forest Grazing Allotments

Contact Person: Dr. Leslie Roche

Project Participants: Leslie Roche, Dave Weixelman, David Lile, Matt Freitas, Kristin Oles, Anton Jackson, Anne Yost

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