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

Definition of rangeland

: land used or suitable for range

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The spiders are looking for undisturbed prairie rangelands -- much like those offered by Comanche National Grassland in southeast Colorado -- because that's where females are often found. Dylan Miettinen, CNN, "Is that love in the air? Thousands of tarantulas to descend on southeast Colorado in search of mates," 9 Aug. 2019 The horse, Crystal, had been living on rangeland with no human supervision until Yates found her and brought her back to Triple Take near Kalispell. Charlotte Bausch, chicagotribune.com, "Montana farm rescues, finds homes for penned wild horses," 10 July 2019 The rolling hills later served as rangeland for cattle until the housing boom along Interstate 15 around 1990. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sabre Springs: A quiet suburban community on the Interstate 15 corridor," 30 June 2019 Experts on wildlife, ecology and rangeland for both sides gave conflicting testimony about whether the grazing would harm sage grouse and redband trout in the Steens Mountain area. Maxine Bernstein, oregonlive.com, "Judge won’t rule until July 17 on request to bar further grazing by Hammond Ranches Inc.," 28 June 2019 The pasture, rangeland and forage program is a hedge against drought. Alex Leary, WSJ, "As Ranchers Face Drought, Trump Administration Cuts Back a Critical Program," 19 Oct. 2018 The Nevada Department of Wildlife says at least 39 known breeding sites supporting about 750 male sage grouse were destroyed in July by a fire that burned 689 square miles (1,785 sq/km) of mostly rangeland. Scott Sonner, The Seattle Times, "Fires prompt sage grouse hunting ban in part of Nevada," 20 Aug. 2018 Herds of bison—more than 1,000 strong, in total—wander the grounds, munching on ample rangeland. Tyler Moss, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Best Places to See Wildlife in the U.S.," 23 Apr. 2018 Residents must reduce fuels in and around their homes, and communities must address their growth into forest and rangeland areas. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "The Forest Service will soon have critical funds to prevent huge fires where you live | Idaho Statesman," 2 May 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rangeland

US : open land that farm animals (such as cows and sheep) use for grazing and roaming

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