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Table 4 Mean percent grass cover ± SE, residual stubble heights (RSH) of grasses ± 90 % CI, and recommended minimum RSH, Lincoln National Forest, autumn 2005, by habitat type

From: Herbivory of sympatric elk and cattle on Lincoln National Forest, south-central New Mexico

Habitat type Species % Cover RSH (cm) Minimum
Aspen Bromus spp. 50.4 ± 6.9 18.0 ± 1.4 10.2
Poa pratensis 35.0 ± 5.6 14.4 ± 1.7 6.4
Bromus inermis 4.7 ± 3.6 29.7 ± 11.1 10.2
Bromus ciliates 3.6 ± 3.6 20.3 ± 0.0 10.2
Burn Dactylis glomerata 29.9 ± 6.6 18.6 ± 3.6 10.2
Piptochaetium fimbriatum 14.2 ± 5.0 27.1 ± 2.8
Poa pratensis 8.6 ± 3.7 10.8 ± 1.9 6.4
Bromus inermis 8.3 ± 2.8 17.5 ± 3.9 10.2
Piptochaetium pringlei 7.1 ± 3.9 20.1 ± 3.2
Meadow Poa pratensis 78.8 ± 5.4 6.2 ± 1.4 6.4
Bromus inermis 3.9 ± 2.2 19.5 ± 3.5 10.2
Agropyron trachycaulum 3.8 ± 2.4 15.1 ± 5.3 10.2
Thinned Poa pratensis 40.7 ± 5.2 11.6 ± 1.3 6.4
Bromus spp. 38.3 ± 5.1 15.5 ± 1.6 10.2
Achnatherum robustum 6.0 ± 3.9 17.3 ± 8.5 10.2
  1. RSH standards from Allison et al. (2007)