II. Inventory of the natural resources base of permanent grasslands.
Grasslands vary tremendously from region to region as a result of the natural resources present, as well as the cumulative effect of man's management practices. The basic natural conditions of climate, land forms and soil types, usually have been greatly modified by grazing practices that often have depleted potential vegetative cover, and dissipated rainfall in harmful ways. The low regard for grassland productivity that is widely prevalent has resulted in declining plant growth and lack of dependability in forage production under unwise management.