range·land | \ˈrānj-ˌland \

Definition of rangeland 

: land used or suitable for range

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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 Mike Dunne Rancho Victoria Vineyard Pedigree: Old-timers in Plymouth know the rolling rangeland now occupied by Rancho Victoria Vineyard as the Greilich Ranch. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Let's take drive: Three wineries worth a visit in Amador County | The Sacramento Bee," 2 May 2018 Spreading compost on public rangeland could disrupt plant communities, squeezing out species adapted to conditions of scarcity. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 In addition, Boise State geosciences professor Jen Pierce is measuring the effects of fires on our forests and rangelands, and using geologic records to understand how much wildfires today differ from those in the past. Mark Rudin, idahostatesman, "Idaho universities tackle climate change through partnerships | Idaho Statesman," 26 Jan. 2018 Cheatgrass crowds out native grasses on rangeland, leaving less grazing for livestock. Washington Post, "Feral cats make Western Governor’s list of invasive species," 15 Mar. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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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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