rangeland

noun
range·​land | \ˈrānj-ˌland \

Definition of rangeland 

: land used or suitable for range

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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 With its imagination-seizing moniker, the 13-mile, double loop trail just a mile north of State Route 260 in Linden (near Show Low) lives up to expectations with a trip through breezy rangeland and piñon-juniper woodlands. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Arizona hike: Ghost of the Coyote Trail has spooky name, heavenly views," 24 May 2018 Then Wick and Rathmann met a rangeland ecologist named Jeff Creque. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 California has about 56 million acres of rangeland, the single largest type of land use in the state. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 In the report, agricultural land is defined as nonfederal cropland, pastureland, rangeland and woodland used to support agriculture. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Report: America is losing its best farmland," 8 May 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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rangeland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rangeland

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

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