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Land use experience in Southern Great Plains

H. H. Finnell

Land use experience in Southern Great Plains

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land use,
  • Land capability for agriculture

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H.H. Finnell
    SeriesCircular / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 820, Circular (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 820.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25517521M
    OCLC/WorldCa7067029

    Available in 7-, 9-, and foot widths, the No-Till Seeder makes quick work of seeding tasks in renovating pastures and planting food plots.   This is the third book to appear recently on the Dust Bowl and the s. Some readers may ask whether the subject deserves another study so closely on the heels of Donald Worster's Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the s, and Paul Bonnifield's The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt, and Depression, both published in But the fact is that scholars have been too long in filling this . Non Technical Summary Beef produced on pasture and rangeland forages and dual-purpose winter wheat in the Southern Great Plains (SGP: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas) provides a significant portion of the nation's red meat; constitutes the largest land use and agricultural enterprise in the region; and is subject to a widely variable climate. Our uniquely qualified team will answer critically.


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Land use experience in Southern Great Plains. [H H Finnell; United States. Department of Agriculture.] Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Land use -- High Plains (U.S.). Drought and Land Use/Land Cover Impact on Dust Sources in Southern Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert of the U.S.: Inferring Anthropogenic Effect Tarek Kandakji 1, Thomas E.

Gill 2, Jeffrey A. Lee 1 1 Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TXUSA. 2 Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso Author: Tarek Kandakji, Thomas E. Gill, Jeffrey A. Lee. The Migrant Experience A complex set of interacting forces both economic and ecological brought the migrant workers documented in this ethnographic collection to California.

Following World War I, a recession led to a drop in the market price of farm crops and caused Great Plains farmers to increase their productivity through mechanization and. Starting in the late s, the use of the gasoline-powered pumps allowed farmers to access the Ogallala Aquifer and grow cotton, corn, wheat, sorghum, and other crops (Nieswiadomy, ; Leatherwood, ).During the 's and 's, use of irrigation throughout the Southern High Plains increased, accounting for over half of Texas' irrigated farmland, but the type of irrigation Cited by: 3.

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Southern Great Plains; and (3) use the. National Bestseller With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more t miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains.A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bull's cabin, to an abandoned house onc4/5().

Inwhich researchers now call the single worst drought year of the Land use experience in Southern Great Plains book millennium in North America, temperatures soared, exceeding degrees everyday for weeks on much of the Southern Plains.

Comanche, North American Indian tribe of equestrian nomads whose 18th- and 19th-century territory comprised the southern Great Plains. The name Comanche is derived from a Ute word meaning ‘anyone who wants to fight me all the time.’ They were one of the first tribes to.

The CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) has idled nearly 34 million acres of cropland in the USA. This land will be available for return to crop or alternative use beginning in Various economic consequences of this land returning to previous use are likely. Some 10 million acres of wheat base returning to production would have a severe price-depressing effect on the principal crop in the.

In the early years of the s, the extent of the damage inflicted on the southern plains by the drought and dust storms was little noticed outside of the region.

In the mid s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between and tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms/5(47).

He continued to serve as Research Specialist for the Soil Conservation Service and devoted his time to the study of wind erosion and land use in the Great Plains. He retired in Abstract. Great Plains land use has changed substantially over the last years, altering the properties of the land through increased settlement and advances in irrigation.

Changing the interface between the land and atmosphere has implications for the atmospheric boundary layer, the regional circulation, the local surface energy budget and resulting precipitation patterns.

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Because the Great Plains extend the entire north-south length of the United States, the region experiences a wide range of seasonal and average annual temperatures.

In the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, average temperatures are less than 40°F, while in southern Texas, it is 70°F. [1] Warming temperatures are being felt across the Great Plains.

Referred to in Canada as “the Prairies,” the Great Plains are an extensive semi-arid ecoregion stretching from southern Texas to central Alberta in the north, covering all or part of ten US states and three Canadian provinces (Fig.

1).With a highly variable continental climate characterized by cold winters and hot, dry summers, this ecoregion was dominated by short- and mixed-grass prairie. A Project of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Great Plains Bison traces the history and ecology of this American symbol from the origins of the great herds that once dominated the prairie to its near extinction in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent efforts to restore the bison population.

This publication deals with Region 6 of the Soil Conservation Service. Portions of five States--Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico--are included in this area, which is generally regarded as the southern Great Plains.

The text briefly describes the complex pattern of physical conditions as influenced by variations in climate and soil.

Plains Indians or Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies are the Native American tribes and First Nation band governments who have historically lived on the Interior Plains (the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies) of North hunting-farming cultures have lived on the Great Plains for centuries prior to European contact, the region is known for the horse.

ABSTRACT. We described spawning periodicity, hatching duration, and peak larval densities for bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) in five lakes of the northern Great Plains in Nebraska and South Dakota, USA from to Hatching generally began in early June, and duration ranged from 28 to 77 days.

Storms can be both harrowing and beautiful, and photographer Eric Meola opts to focus on the latter. With more than atmospheric photographs of tornadoes, dust storms, lightning and other weather phenomena, Meola's new book captures the allure of wild weather, and his own experience as a storm chaser in the Great s: Using the Great Plains of the United States during the period of its initial Euro-American settlement (–) as an analytical lens, this article explores whether the same environmental factors that determine settlement timing and land use—those that indicate suitability for crop-based agriculture—also shape initial family formation, resulting in fewer and smaller families in areas that are more conducive to livestock raising than to cropping.

Caring for the land and serving people. United States Department of Agriculture. Books Our Botanists Use Great Plains.

Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains. Gary E. Larson. Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains. by Craig C. Freeman and Eileen K. Schofield. University of Kansas Press. The Southern Great Plains is the primary migration corridor for several million ducks and geese in the Central Flyway.

During mild winters, up to 4 million ducks and 1 million geese winter in this region. Mallard, northern pintail, green-winged teal and Canada geese are the most common wintering waterfowl.

in check. Proper land use and good soil and water conservation practices would prevent much of the damage to the land, crops, and people during these recurring droughts. Droughts During Early Settlement The first extensive settlement of the southern Great Plains by farmers began the year after the great blizzard of killed many of the.

Jonathan Raban ambles and picks his way across the Montana prairie, called "The Great American Desert" until Congress offered acre tracts of barren land to immigrants with stardust in their eyes. Raban's prose makes love to the waves of land, red dirt roads, and skeletons of homesteads that couldn't survive the Dirty s: Great Plains, from the s to the end of the twentieth century.

Beyond supporting the argument for a broader interdisciplinary vision of history, the essay shows how the Great Plains environment was changed by human action, and the ways that the environment shaped human behavior in turn.

A study finds that atmospheric dust levels are rising across the Great Plains at a rate of up to 5% per year. The trend of rising dust parallels expansion of cropland and even seasonal crop cycles. Land surface hydrology integrates various physical, chemical and biological processes that occur above, on, and below the surface of the Earth.

As a result, it is critical to accurately account for land surface processes within predictive models of hydrology, meteorology, and climate. The Argentine Pampas covers an area of approximatelysquare miles (, square km) and is divided into two distinct zones.

The dry zone in the west, which includes most of La Pampa province, is largely barren, with great saline areas, brackish streams, and sandy deserts.

The humid zone in the east, a much smaller area that includes part of Buenos Aires province, is temperate and. The Northern Great Plains is currently experiencing a marked transition in agricultural land use involving the conversion of grassland to annual cr 47 and an increased prevalence of monoculture cropping.

48 From peak enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (10 million acres in ), enrollment declined by half bywith the. The purpose of this project was to map the estimated distribution of grassland communities of the Southern Great Plains prior to Euro-American settlement.

The Southern Great Plains Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA), under the direction of the Bureau of Land Management and the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative, includes four ecoregions: the High Plains, Central Great Plains.

The Dust Bowl was the name given to an area of the Great Plains (southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma panhandle, Texas panhandle, northeastern New Mexico, and southeastern Colorado) that was devastated by nearly a decade of drought and soil erosion during the s.

WINTER VOL. 3/NO. Intersections: Studies in the Canadian and American Great Plains Frances W. Kaye 3. Diplomatic Racism. Canadian Government and Black Migration from Oklahoma, R.

Bruce Shepard 5. Social Scientists and Farm Poverty on the North American Plains, Harry C. McDean American Literary Images of the Canadian Prairies, James Doyle Land Use.

Dry farming and livestock grazing occurs on about 90 percent of the area. Cultural Ecology. Reserved. Compiled by Northern Region. Top. Section B--Southern High Plains Geomorphology. This Section is in the Great Plains geomorphic province. In the Southern Plains, the Wichita villages on the Arkansas and Red Rivers served as trading sites for Jumanos, Apaches, Comanches, and Pawnees.

The second type of trading site was a trade fair, or rendezvous, in which bands met to exchange goods away from a permanent village, generally at a point convenient to nomadic bands. The primary purpose of any readjustment of the financial situation in the Great Plains area should be progressive reduction, and elimination at the earliest practicable moment, of the necessity for grants and subsidies; substitution therefor of needed capital loans on a sound credit basis; and establishment of a sound credit basis--which means one which is safe for the borrower as well as for.

Land Needs Prescribed Fire, Grazing and Rest. Prescribed fire, grazing and rest are integral processes for maintaining the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community in the Southern Great Plains and throughout the U.S.Description.

In the mid s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between and tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms.The Great Plains region offers considerable ecological and cultural diversity, encompassing more than million acres which have been occupied by humans for o years.

introduction to the different populations who have called the Great Plains home, and how they have made a .