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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A tract of upland grassland, about 60 acres in extent, was purchased by the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in 1930. This plot lies just to the north of the mess hall and dormitories of the laboratory. The property, of rough and hilly topography, rises to a height about ninety feet above the level of Little Miller's Bay on West Okoboji Lake and drains southeastward to Little Miller's Bay. Before the purchase of this tract by the Laboratory, it was heavily pastured, but had never been plowed. As the result of this grazing, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) had become the dominant grass on the area. After purchase by the Laboratory, grazing was stopped on the tract, hut no other measures were taken to encourage revegetation by the native prairie plants on and around the area.

Publication Date

1951

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

58

Issue

1

First Page

201

Last Page

207

Copyright

© Copyright 1951 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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