rangeland

noun
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 Forested mountaintops float above a vast sea of rangeland and desert. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Road trip inspiration: Here are 7 things you don't want to miss in southern Arizona," 7 Apr. 2021 The land threatened by the fire is important for its commercial timber, watersheds, riparian areas, rangeland, heritage sites, recreation and wilderness areas, officials said. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, "G22 Fire has burned nearly 2,000 acres in 8 days at the Fort Apache Reservation," 11 Apr. 2021 Citing concerns about grouse, U.S. administrative judge Harvey Sweitzer sided with conservationists in Nevada and suspended approval of new grazing permits for a swath of rangeland larger than Rhode Island. The Salt Lake Tribune, "U.S. judge blocks Nevada grazing; sage grouse totals dwindling," 1 Apr. 2021 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration, while lifting restrictions on mining and other extractive industries, moved ahead with efforts to control the giant blazes that typically also destroy rangeland needed by cattle ranchers. oregonlive, "Feds release plan to reduce massive wildfires in US West," 28 Nov. 2020 That amount of money can buy a lot of ranches, especially in a part of the country where unimproved rangeland sells for less than $500 per acre. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "In the Future: Millionaires Will Pay for Wildlife Habitat," 13 Oct. 2020

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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 7 May. 2021.

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rangeland

noun

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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