Wildfires produce elk food as nutritious as alfalfa, Montana study shows September 22, 2018

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Wildfires produce elk food as nutritious as alfalfa, Montana study shows September 22, 2018 Casper Star-Tribune Online
... Barker’s study found that “ … Recently burned (1-6 year prior) dry forests at higher elevations provided forage quality approximately equivalent to that of irrigated agriculture.” ... “If summer nutrition is bad, they won’t have a calf,” Toman said. “It takes summer nutrition to drive that elk herd.” ...


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