There are no clear boundaries that define vegetation types across rangeland landscapes. However, grasses are generally a major component of rangeland vegetation so becoming familiar with grass plant growth is essential. Rangeland plant species are often grouped into vegetation types to provides a framework for managers to assess the ecological status and trend of plant communities.
- Learn about the grass growth including basics of grass growth, components of grass growth, vegetative growth, reproductive growth, and crabohydrate reserves
- Learn about the origins, life span, and season of growth for range plants and about the differences between cool-season and warm-season forage
- The Controversy over Aspen
Rangeland Plant Communities
- Learn about the 15 basic rangeland types
- Additional References