During the summer of 1934 this investigation was conducted to determine the effect of overgrazing on the mortality of desert browse in the vicinity of the Desert Range Branch experiment station. Range lands of western United States have, as a whole been subjected to overgrazing. Utah has about 24 million acres of public acres of public domain that can only be utilized from grazing. An effort has been made to put this area under control. The "Taylor Grazing Act" passed by Congress June 28, 1934 is a big step in the direction of the control of this vast area of unappropriated range land. This control is necessary in order to rid these ranges of the evils of overgrazing, and save one of the chief resources of the Western States.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Menzies, Charles W., "Effects of overgrazing on the mortality of desert browse of the Utah west desert" (1935). Theses and Dissertations. 8092.
Grasses, Utah; Grazing, Utah; Rangelands, Utah