Horses grazing on grassland with mountains in back

Rangeland Ecology

How Rangelands Work

Mark Thorne

Rangelands are dynamic ecosystems that  produce a wide variety of goods and services desired by society, including livestock forage, wildlife habitat, water, mineral resources, wood products, wildland recreation, open space and natural beauty. In order to continue to provide those goods and services, rangelands must function ecologically, in other words, they must be able to capture water and nutrients and convert them into plants