rangeland

noun

range·​land ˈrānj-ˌland How to pronounce rangeland (audio)
: land used or suitable for range

Examples of rangeland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rolling hills later served as rangeland for cattle until the housing boom along Interstate 15 around 1990. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2023 According to Idaho Rangeland, the 2013 fires consumed 280,000 acres of rangelands and forests in a matter of days. Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 There are all kinds of rangeland and open country where nobody ever goes. Mark Eddington, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 Increasing temperatures over the course of the morning and into the afternoon, as well as decreasing humidity, would have sapped the moisture from the grasses, said Mark Thorne, a professor of rangeland ecology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Brianna Sacks, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023 Mark Thorne, a rangeland scientist and a board member of the nonprofit Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, said there aren’t any incentives or mandates to keep the landscape clear of grasses. Evan Bush, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2023 The monument designation covers federal lands including parts of the Kaibab National Forest and rangelands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 9 Aug. 2023 According to the University of Nevada in Reno, Mormon crickets can grow larger than two inches and are found in rangelands west of the Missouri River and across all of Nevada. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 9 June 2023 Agricultural impacts have begun to be observed region-wide, but especially in Missouri where nearly 75% of pastures and rangelands are in poor condition, along with 33% of the corn crop and 28% of the soy crop. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rangeland was in 1931

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“Rangeland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangeland. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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rangeland

noun
range·​land ˈrānj-ˌland How to pronounce rangeland (audio)
: land used or suitable for livestock range

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