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Winter herbaceous utilization by elk and bison in the Great Sand Dunes National Park ecosystem of the San Luis Valley, Colorado, 2006 to 2008

February 24, 2022

These data represent 2 years of plant clipping data in areas with elk plus bison and areas of elk only in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, USA from 2006-2008. Clipping plots were measured (clipped) in meadow sites, herbaceous riparian sites, and willow communities. We clipped 1/4 m2 (meter-squared) rings inside and outside of 1-m2 grazing cages, as well as within large ungulate exclosures that were 0.04 ha (hectares) in size.