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rangelands
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Land on which the historic climax plant community is predominantly grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, or shrubs. Includes lands revegetated naturally or artificially when routine management of that vegetation is accomplished mainly through manipulation of grazing. Rangelands include natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands, most deserts, tundra, alpine communities, coastal marshes, and wet meadows.
Definition Source
National Range and Pasture Handbook, NRCS, USDA
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/28610.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/28610
Used For
grassland range
range lands
rangeland
shrub range
Broader Term
land
Narrower Term
open range
Related Term
grasslands
grazing intensity
grazing lands
land use
pastures
ranchers
range livestock
range management
rangeland degradation
rangeland restoration
rangeland soils
shrublands
steppes
Spanish
tierras de pasto
Term Number
28610