Definitions for "Overgrazing"
The phenomenon of animals¡¦ grazing in greater numbers than the land can support in the long term. There may be a temporary economic gain in the short term, but the grassland (or other ecosystem) is destroyed, and its ability to support life in the long term is vastly diminished.
Grazing regrowth on grasses that have already been grazed once without an adequate rest period.
Grazing so heavily as to impair future forage production and cause range deterioration by damaging of the plants or soil or both. Cf. Grazing, conservative.
Keywords:  overlapping, cones, scales
Overlapping Scales (cones)