Rangelands (SRM)

Rangelands, a publication of the Society for Range Management, serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands. The journal features scientific and historical articles as well as Society news. It provides readers with scientifically accurate information in a user-friendly format, placed in context of the world we live in today. Rangelands is a practical (non-technical) counterpart of Rangeland Ecology & Management (formerly the Journal of Range Management). The Global Rangelands collection includes articles from Rangelands up to 3 years from the current year. Access to more recent content is available by subscription from BioOne and the Society for Range Management and may also be available at your local university library. 
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Total Entries in Collection: 
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On the Ground• Drought reduces forage quantity and carryingcapacity, but reductions in cow-calf performancemeasured by calf average daily gain (ADG) andweaning weight (WW) are less understood.• From 2011 to 2014, a period with very dry and verywet...
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On the Ground• Thacker et al. compared two common techniquesfor assessing greater sage-grouse habitat: Daubenmirequadrats and line-point intercept sampling.• Sampling only 16 Daubenmire quadrats may nothave been adequate to support Thacker et al.’...
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On the Ground• Variability in spatial and temporal patterns ofherbage production is common in grasslands andcan affect land uses, such as grazing.• Total herbage biomass in northern mixed grassprairie was similar on loamy and sand duneecologic sites...
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On the Ground• Western juniper trees can cause late term abortionsin cattle, similar to ponderosa pine trees.• Results from this study demonstrate that there is nodifference in the labdane acid (the abortifacientcompounds) content of western juniper...
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This section reviews new publications available about the art and science of rangelandmanagement. Personal copies of these publications can be obtained by contacting therespective publishers or senior authors (addresses shown in parentheses)....
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On The Ground• Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is a leading cause ofwater quality degradation on 40% of the semiaridlands within the western United States, with sedimentfrom runoff on agricultural lands making up 15%.• Managing NPS pollution through...
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On the Ground• Ecological site descriptions (ESDs) are intended toprovide the best available information relevant to aparticular type of land and therefore should draw onmultiple sources of information and expertise.• We surveyed participants from...
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On the Ground• There are as many as 170 vertebrate wildlife speciesthroughout the western United States and Canadathat are associated with and sometimes dependenton sagebrush habitats and can be negatively affectedby conversion of sagebrush...
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On the Ground• The Undergraduate Range Management Exam(URME) has been administered to undergraduatestudents at the Annual Meeting of the Society forRange Management since 1983, with studentsdemonstrating their higher order learning skills...
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On the Ground• Cattle with poor temperaments gain less weight infeedlots. However, how yearling steer temperamentaffects weight gain on rangelands is a knowledgegap for ranchers.• Flight speed, the speed at which cattle exit a chuteafter weighing,...
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On the Ground• Turkey is a country with many urban centers (Istanbulhas 15 million people) and with a high gross nationalproduct (16th in the world). More than one-third ofthe country is rangeland and livestock productionaccounts for at least 30% of...
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On the Ground• Evaluation of range/habitat projects for sage-grouserequire careful monitoring to measure their impact.• Daubenmire canopy cover and line-point interceptdid not yield similar results.• As herbaceous canopy cover increased, the...
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On the Ground• The designation of jaguar critical habitat in April2014 in southern Arizona and southwestern NewMexico created concern for livestock ranchers inthe region.• We interviewed ranchers to understand their concernswith the jaguar critical...
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On the Ground• Rangelands provide a wide array of ecosystemservices – the direct benefits people receive fromnature. There is increasing interest by policymakersand conservationists in managing for these ecosystemservices.• Because of complex land...
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This section reviews available new publications on the art and science of rangeland management.Personal copies of these publications can be obtained by contacting the respective publishersor senior authors (addresses shown in parentheses)....
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On the Ground• In this article, I provide general guidance for conductingselect methods for quantifying principally herbaceousstanding crop on rangelands and pasturelands, but alsoquantifying current yearTs shrub growth on rangelands.• I discuss...
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On the Ground• The Great Basin of the United States hasexperienced large climatic fluctuations over thepast 10,000 years. Lake Bonneville (the remnant ofwhich is the Great Salt Lake) at one time coveredalmost 20,000 square miles, which is about...
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On the Ground•With energy production expanding in the UnitedStates, rangelands are increasingly being affected.•We studied three different reseeding techniques forpipeline rights of way restoration on rangelandsimpacted by energy development in the...
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This section reviews new publications available about the art and science of rangelandmanagement. Personal copies of these publications can be obtained by contacting therespective publishers or senior authors (addresses shown in parentheses)....
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Dr. Cindy Salo is a plant ecologist who writes about science, agriculture, and natural resources for general and technical audiences. She wrote the regular Land Lines column for Rangelands from June 2011 to June 2012. She continues to write about...
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Dr. Brandon Bestelmeyer is a research ecologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Jornada Experimental Range and the Jornada Basin LTER at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He regularly writes about rangeland issues...
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On the Ground• When Barbara Allen-Diaz accepted the 2015Frederic G. Renner Award at the annual Societyof 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...
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A Field Guide to Nevada Shrubs. By Barry L. Perryman. 2014. Indigenous Rangeland Management Press. 26Foothills Lane. Lander, WY. USA. 82520. (775-624-1296 or 307-438-1052) 247 p. US$39.95. ISBN 978-1-889243-71-9.
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On the Ground• Ecological site descriptions and state-and-transitionmodels are national-level tools for organizing anddelivering information about landscape dynamicsand management.• Recent papers criticized state-and-transition modelsbecause they...
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On the Ground:• Greater sage-grouse are the species of concern inthe largest conservation effort in US history andhave populations spanning 11 western states.Restoration of sage-grouse habitat will assistthese conservation efforts.• It is known that...
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On the Ground• Precipitation variability within and across years remainsa major challenge for livestock producers in arid andsemiarid ecosystems.• Cattle adapted to harsh desert ecosystems may offerexciting genetic opportunities for optimizing...
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On the Ground• Ranching is a challenging and sometimes riskybusiness, with cattle production (and associatedenterprise income) largely being dependent onseasonal weather patterns and correspondingforage production. To help reduce this risk, theUSDA–...
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On the Ground• In the semiarid Texas High Plains, integrating cropswith grazing systems could conserve irrigationwater and increase perennial grassland.• We combined irrigated and nonirrigated exotic andnative grasses with cotton production.• We...
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On the Ground• Historic family ranching is a uniquely Americancultural heritage that should be considered acultural resource when managing rangeland.• Public land agencies need to consider the effects ofland management decisions on the cultural...
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On the GroundFor every complex problem there is an answer that isclear, simple, and wrong—H. L. Mencken• Ecological impacts of Kentucky bluegrass invasionhave gone unrecognized by land managers andresearchers alike.• Current management practices...
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On the Ground• Depletion of conventional oil and natural gas reserves,rising world demand for fossil fuels, and changinggeo-political conditions necessitate that theUnitedStatesaggressively develop both renewable and nonrenewableenergy along with...
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This section reviews new publications available about the art and science of rangelandmanagement. Personal copies of these publications can be obtained by contacting therespective publishers or senior authors (addresses shown in parentheses)....
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Dan Macon and his family own Flying Mule Farm, a small commercial sheep operation in the foothills near Auburn, CA. He is the herdsman at the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley and past president...
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On the Ground• Information on seasonal trends in quantity and qualityof available forage for the goitered gazelle may beuseful to wildlife managers in developing managementpractices to maintain healthy populations and reducethe consumption of toxic...
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Dr. Joel Brown is the National Program Leader for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s National Ecological Site Team located at the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces NM. He regularly writes about rangeland issues on the Land...
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On the Ground• About eight decades ago, The Society for RangeManagements founders began to shape and refinetheir collective vision to create a science-basedprofessional society that would serve as a platformfor learning and collaboration on all...
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On the Ground• Greater sage-grouse were found to be threatenedor endangered with extinction in a preliminaryassessment in 2010, with a final decision on anEndangered Species Act (ESA) listing due in 2015.• ESA criteria regarding endangered status (...
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