Welcome to the Rangelands archives. The archives provide public access, in a "rolling window" agreement with the Society for Range Management, to Rangelands (1979-present) from v.1 up to two years from the present year.

The most recent issues of Rangelands are available with membership in the Society for Range Management (SRM). Membership in SRM is a means to access current information and dialogue on rangeland management.

Your institution may also have access to current issues through library or institutional subscriptions.

ISSN: 0190-0528


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Recent Submissions

  • Book Review: A Field Guide to Nevada Shrubs, Barry L. Perryman

    Schultz, Brad (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
  • Forage Performance in Crop—Livestock Systems Designed to Reduce Water Withdrawals From a Declining Aquifer

    Zilverberg, Cody; Brown, Phil; Green, Paul; Allen, Vivien; Galyean, Michael (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
    On the Ground • In the semiarid Texas High Plains, integrating crops with grazing systems could conserve irrigation water and increase perennial grassland. • We combined irrigated and nonirrigated exotic and native grasses with cotton production. • We grazed and hayed the grasses, harvested grass seed, and harvested cotton. • Strategically combining different forages, fertilizer,and water inputs can extend the grazing season, improve the quality of available forage, and provide a buffer against moderate drought. • Nonirrigated, seeded native grass mixtures can provide valuable grazing and decrease total water use of an integrated crop-livestock system.
  • Criollo cattle: Heritage Genetics for Arid Landscapes

    Anderson, Dean M.; Estell, Rick E.; Gonzalez, Alfredo L.; Cibils, Andres F.; Torell, L. Allen (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
    On the Ground • Precipitation variability within and across years remains a major challenge for livestock producers in arid and semiarid ecosystems. • Cattle adapted to harsh desert ecosystems may offer exciting genetic opportunities for optimizing beef production from arid ecosystems. • A type of Criollo cattle, introduced from the Chinipas region of Chihuahua, Mexico, may provide opportunities to use cattle adapted to arid and semiarid environments that require minimal management yet provide quality beef.
  • Nutritional Quality and Quantity of Available Forages Relative to Demand: A Case Study of the Goitered Gazelles of the Golestan National Park, Iran

    Rad, Elham Bagheri; Mesdaghi, Mansour; Ahmad, Norhayati; Abdullah, Maimon (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
    On the Ground • Information on seasonal trends in quantity and quality of available forage for the goitered gazelle may be useful to wildlife managers in developing management practices to maintain healthy populations and reduce the consumption of toxic plants by protected wildlife. • Goitered gazelles in Golestan National Park in Iran relied on a variety of grasses, shrubs, and forbs, to meet their nutrituional needs across seasons. • Increased knowledge of the goitered gazelles diet is expected to assist wildlife managers in determining carrying capacity and assessing viable habitats for future reintroduction programmes, including overall successful management within the protected areas of Iran.
  • Trailblazer Barbara Allen-Diaz First Woman to Receive SRM Renner Award

    Hemmila, Donna (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
    On the Ground • When Barbara Allen-Diaz accepted the 2015 Frederic G. Renner Award at the annual Society of Range Management meeting on February 3, 2015, she made history. • In the 43 years since the award was established, Allen-Diaz is the first woman to receive this honor, the most prestigious the Society bestows on its members.
  • The Cultural Heritage of Family Ranches

    Kirner, Kimberly D. (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
    On the Ground • Historic family ranching is a uniquely American cultural heritage that should be considered a cultural resource when managing rangeland. • Public land agencies need to consider the effects of land management decisions on the cultural continuity of historic ranching families and communities. • Ranching communities maintain and transmit cultural heritage, including folk stories and local ecological knowledge, through their interactions with historic working landscapes. • Experiential learning forges emotional ties to the land and community necessary for cultural continuity. • Local ecological knowledge is useful for adaptive comanagement, monitoring, and conservation. • Continuity of local ecological knowledge is a significant factor in the resilience of ranching culture, rural pastoral economies, and working landscapes.
  • Listening to the Land: When Cowboys Wear White Hats

    Box, Thad (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
  • Browsing the Literature

    Mosley, Jeff (Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01)
  • Highlights

    Society for Range Management, 2015-12-01