Rangelands Exploited


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Cleland, Robert Glass. The Cattle on a Thousand Hills. 2nd ed. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1951.

Cleland, Robert Glass. The Place Called Sespe: A History of a California Ranch. Alhambra, CA: private printing, 1940.

Culhane, Paul J. Public Lands Politics: Interest Group Influence on the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981.

Dana, Samuel Trask, and Myron Edward Krueger. California Lands: Ownership, Use and Management. Washington, D.C.: American Forestry Association, 1958.

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Nash, Gerald. "Problems and Projects in the History of Nineteenth-Century California Land Policy." Arizona and the West 2 (Winter 1960): 327-40.

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Pisani, Donald J. Water, Land, and Law in the West: The Limits of Public Policy, 1850-1920. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997.

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Preston, William. Vanishing Landscapes: Land and Life in the Tulare Lake Basin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981.

Pyne, Stephen J. Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

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Robinson, W.W. Ranchos Become Cities. Pasadena, CA: San Pasqual Press, 1939.

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Russell, J. H. Cattle on the Conejo. Los Angeles: Thomas Litho & Print. Co., 1959.

Starrs, Paul. "Changing Landscapes of California Pastoralism: 200 Years of Change." Paper presented at the Landscape Ecology: Study of Mediterranean Grazed Ecosystems, Nice, France 1989.

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