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.

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ISSN: 0190-0528


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Recent Submissions

  • Rangelands, Volume 43, Issue 5 (October 2021)

    Society for Range Management (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
  • Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes [book review]

    Peterson, Caitlin A. (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
  • Rangeland Ecology & Management Highlights, Volume 78

    DiStefano, Sean; Dreesmann, Leah; Jansen, Vincent; Karl, Jason W. (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
  • Editor’s Choice from Rangeland Ecology & Management, Volume 78

    Sheley, Roger (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
  • Browsing the Literature

    Germino, Matt (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
  • Making research relevant: Sharing climate change research with rangeland advisors to transform results into drought resilience

    Dinan, M.; Adler, P.B.; Bradford, J.; Brunson, M.; Elias, E.; Felton, A.; Greene, C.; James, J.; Suding, K.; Thacker, E. (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
    Public programs, strategies, and incentives to implement rangeland climate adaptation are more effective if they are tailored to local drought exposures, sensitivities, and adaptation opportunities. As such, local rangeland advisers who aid in climate adaptation are pivotal to the development of these resources. We hosted a virtual workshop with rangeland advisors to share results from our climate vulnerability assessment, gain their insight on finding usability, and discuss visions for resource creation. Climate adaptation resources should not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Accommodating variety in resource development and outreach must consider multiple factors: variation in the ranching community, instability in the environment beyond climate, and rancher/manager identified variables in climate vulnerability assessment analyses.
  • Effects of managed fire on a swale grassland in the Chihuahuan Desert

    Bestelmeyer, B.T.; Burkett, L.M.; Lister, L. (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
    Fire is considered a critical process for limiting shrub encroachment and maintaining grassland structure and functions. •Fire can be detrimental to grasses in upland settings of arid desert grasslands, but no studies have been performed in more productive swale grasslands. Monitoring of a prescribed fire treatment in a swale grassland in southern New Mexico indicated that perennial grasses had not recovered after 5 years, even with above-average rainfall. Furthermore, indicators of erosion susceptibility increased, and shrubs resprouted rapidly.
  • Efficiency of livestock carcass detection dogs

    Hansen, I.; Winje, E. (Society for Range Management, 2021-10)
    There is an increasing use of carcass detection dogs to find remains of dead livestock in Norwegian rangelands. But how effective are these dogs actually? We compared the efficiency of approved carcass detection dog equipages (CDEs, i.e., dog and man) with people searching for sheep carcasses without dogs. CDEs found significantly more carcasses than people without dogs, and kilometers traveled and minutes spent per carcass detection indicated that dogs were >3x as effective in their search. However, CDEs found only 1 in 4 of the carcasses laid out experimentally. The training program for CDEs in Norway is now adjusted to improve the quality of the equipages. The effort of sheep CDEs is important to Norwegian sheep farmers applying for compensation because of the increase in percentage of proven losses caused by protected carnivores. In the future carcass detection dogs in Norway could be used for wildlife conservation and management tasks.