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Table 5 Mean percent grass cover ± SE, residual stubble heights (RSH) of grasses ± 90 % CI, and recommended minimum RSH, Lincoln National Forest, autumn 2006, 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. 62.7 ± 8.9 19.8 ± 1.4 10.2
Poa pratensis 36.0 ± 9.2 14.6 ± 1.6 6.4
Agropyron trachycaulum 1.2 ± 1.2 15.8 ± 0.0 10.2
Burn Bromus inermis 20.0 ± 6.1 17.3 ± 2.8 10.2
Dactylis glomerata 16.6 ± 3.8 19.8 ± 2.3 10.2
Poa pratensis 9.6 ± 4.3 12.7 ± 7.3 6.4
Piptochaetium fimbriatum 9.4 ± 3.0 24.3 ± 2.6
Piptochaetium pringlei 8.6 ± 3.6 32.8 ± 6.0
Meadow Poa pratensis 70.8 ± 6.6 6.4 ± 1.4 6.4
Bromus spp. 12.2 ± 3.5 9.9 ± 2.1 10.2
Bromus inermis 5.0 ± 3.8 10.8 ± 27.4 10.2
Muhlenbergia fragilis 4.4 ± 3.8 12.2 ± 2.7 -
Achnatherum robustum 3.9 ± 2.4 46.0 ± 8.7 10.2
Thinned Bromus spp. 39.5 ± 6.5 17.7 ± 1.0 10.2
Poa pratensis 27.5 ± 6.0 12.7 ± 1.2 6.4
Piptochaetium pringlei 5.7 ± 2.9 30.6 ± 1.2
Piptochaetium fimbriatum 4.1 ± 3.6 28.7 ± 37.5
  1. RSH standards from Allison et al. (2007)