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.

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ISSN: 0190-0528


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Recent Submissions

  • Grazing for Fuels Management and Sage Grouse Habitat Maintenance and Recovery: A Case Study from Squaw Valley Ranch

    Freese, Erica; Stringham, Tamzen; Simonds, Gregg; Sant, Eric (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
    On the Ground • Properly applied grazing management may reduce fire frequency in annual grass–invaded sagebrush communities. • Grazing can be a cost-effective tool for reducing fire potential and protecting sage grouse habitat from burning. • Squaw Valley Ranch has been able to reduce fire frequency through preventive practices, which include intensive, appropriate livestock management on private lands. • Publicly managed lands associated with the ranch have experienced large and frequent fires, a hindrance to improving or maintaining sage grouse Habitat.
  • Forb Nutrient Density for Sage Grouse Broods in mountain big sagebrush Communities, Montana

    Whitehurst, William; Marlow, Clayton (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
    On the Ground • Sage grouse and grazing livestock numbers have both decreased dramatically over the last half of the 20th century. • Forb density is critical for preincubating sage grouse hens and survival of young broods. • Although sagebrush is needed for sage grouse cover and winter feed, recommended canopy cover levels may be too high to create a forb-rich herbaceous understory. • Higher forb nutrient density for breeding hens and young broods could be achieved with targeted cattle grazing and selective thinning of mature mountain big sagebrush stands.
  • Early Season Grazing by Cattle of Waxy Larkspur (Delphinium glaucescens) in Central Idaho

    Pfister, James A.; Cook, Daniel; Gardner, Dale R; Baker, Sara D. (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
    On the Ground • Toxic larkspurs (Delphinium spp.) in western North America are abundant native plants on foothill and mountain rangelands. • Previous analysis for toxic alkaloids in waxy larkspur indicated that this plant was highly toxic. However, no information on cattle grazing of waxy larkspur was available. • We conducted a small grazing study in spring 2012 near Challis, Idaho, and found that cattle consumed sufficient quantities of waxy larkspur to become poisoned. The risk of death losses by cattle is particularly high because of the very high concentrations of alkaloids in young waxy larkspur Plants.
  • Browsing the Literature

    Mosley, Jeff (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
  • Listening to the Land: Challenge on Zebulon Pike’s Trail

    Box, Thad (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
  • Highlights

    Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01
  • Can Cattle Be Used to Control Sericea Lespedeza?

    Mantz, Gregory K.; Villalba, Juan J.; Provenza, Frederick D. (Society for Range Management, 2013-06-01)
    On the Ground • Supplemental polyethylene glycol (PEG), a polymer that neutralizes the negative effects of tannins, can increase intake and preference of cattle for fresh-cut sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), an invasive, tannin-containing legume for the tallgrass prairie region of the Great Plains. • In grazing trials, steers supplemented with PEG plus a high-protein supplement tended to eat more sericea than did steers only supplemented with the high-protein supplement. • Supplementing cattle with PEG, protein, or a combination of the two has the potential to enhance the amount of sericea consumed by cattle, contributing to the control of this weed.