Range or rangeland

(1) Land supporting indigenous vegetation (predominately grasses, grass-like plants, forbs, or shrubs) that is grazed or that has the potential to be grazed, and is managed as a natural ecosystem. Not a use but a type of land. (2) Lands, native and naturalized pasture, forest, and riparian areas that support an understory or periodic cover of herbaceous or shrubby vegetation useful for grazing or browsing by wildlife or livestock, and that are amenable to management principles or practices. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

« Back to Glossary Index