Pawnee National Grassland

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Pawnee National Grassland

Address:660 'O' St
Greeley, CO 80631

Phone:970-346-5000
Web: www.fs.fed.us/arnf
Size: 193,063 acres.
Location:North-central Colorado, northeast of Greeley. Accessible by US 85 and CO 14. Nearby cities/towns include Ault, Eaton, Fort Collins, Grover, Greeley, and Sterling.
Facilities:Campground, group camps, picnic areas, trails, ballfields, scenic drive and overlook.
Activities:Camping, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, stargazing.
Special Features:Pawnee Buttes, a geological feature rising some 300 feet above the prairie; Crow Valley Recreation Area; old cemeteries and homesteads; nearby Grover Grassland Museum and Briggsdale Heritage House.

See other parks in Colorado.
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TABLE 1--Indicator species analysis of grazed and nongrazed sites on the shortgrass steppe, Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado, during a 1-year (2010) and a 5-year (1995, 1999) period.
This site is part of the 6,280-ha United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ARS Central Plains Experimental Range (Central Plains ER) which is part of the larger USDA Forest Service Pawnee National Grassland (Lauenroth et al., 2008).
Public-land areas include two parcels of Comanche National Grasslands and the Fort Carson Military Reservation (southeast), two Pawnee National Grasslands (northeast) and a handful of "Ranching For Wildlife" options.
From 2008 to 2009, Augustine surveyed mountain plovers during nesting season in four short-grass steppe habitats on the USDA Forest Service's 30-by-60-mile Pawnee National Grasslands in northeastern Colorado.
11, Erie (40'01'N, 104[degrees]57'W), 7 October 1999 (DMNS ZA.9840), 1 [??], Bones Galore, Pawnee National Grasslands (40[degrees]43'N, 103[degrees]48'W), 9 June 1999 (DMNS ZA.9839), 1 [??], 10 June 1999 (DMNS ZA.9842); New Mexico: Dona Ana County: 1 [??], Jornada IBP grassland site (32[degrees]36'N, 106[degrees]44'W), 26 April-3 May 1997 (NMSU); 3 [??], 2 [??], Jornada Range, 2.7 km S.
"Grazing is essential for maintaining shortgrass prairie," says Jim Bradley, who studied bird populations on the Comanche and Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado and at the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming.
Dispersion and dispersal of white-tailed and black-tailed jackrabbit populations, Pawnee National Grasslands. U.S.