range·​land | \ ˈrānj-ˌland How to pronounce rangeland (audio) \

Definition of rangeland

: land used or suitable for range

Examples of rangeland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ryan Beer, a rangeland management specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bison, said up to 150% of normal rainfall would be needed in May and June to get back to normal forage production. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 The remainder of the route twists around stone pinnacles, rolling hills and rangeland. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 That’s half the rangeland the bureau has assessed, Kylie Mohr reports for High Country News, in a story that does not paint a pretty picture of how the federal government manages our public lands. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 All animals up for adoption used to roam public lands in the West, but the Bureau of Land Management removes excess animals to benefit herds and protect rangeland resources, the news release says. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Feb. 2022 With a small population and plenty of vast, open forest and rangeland, Montana has forever been known to hunters as a pick of the litter. Chris Dorsey, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 To the west, Mingus and Woodchute mountains stand out over acres of golden rangeland dotted with cactus, juniper and yucca. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 24 Dec. 2021 One particularly fine area to walk among the blooms is the rangeland of Coconino National Forest around Stoneman Lake north of Camp Verde. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 Cows also provide milk and fertilizer — and if managed well can help maintain rangeland soil and deter wildfires by eating plants that might otherwise catch aflame. Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rangeland

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Rangeland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangeland. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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