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Teacher Info: Have students take “What is Range” Quiz prior to presentation, asking them to do their best to answer the questions Then go through slides and discuss “What is Range” – all answers are presented The final slide gives an opportunity to go through the quiz and discuss the correct answers as a class using Quiz Key Objectives Define rangeland Discuss how much rangeland there is Discuss who owns rangeland
What is Range?
A.A series of mountains. B.A cooking stove that has an oven and a flat top with burners. C.A place where shooting or golf driving is practiced. D.The region throughout which a kind of organism or ecological community naturally lives or occurs. E.All land in the world that is not cultivated farmland, dense forest, barren desert, or covered by solid rock, concrete. All of the above Question 1
What is rangeland? Uncultivated land dominated by native plants: grasses, grass-like plants, forbs, or shrubs. All land that is not farmland, dense forest, barren desert or land covered by solid rock, concrete, or glaciers Question 1 J. Peterson
How much rangeland is there? How much of the earth’s surface is rangeland? A. 10 to 20% B. 25 to 35 % C. 40 to 50% D. 65 to 75% Question 2
How much rangeland is there? How much of the earth’s surface is rangeland? 47% = Rangeland 25% = Dense Forest 10% = Cropland 3% = Urban 15% = Ice, rock, and barren desert Question 2
How much rangeland is there? 47% of the EARTH is rangeland 36% of the US is rangeland 53% of Western States is rangeland ____of the Idaho is rangeland48% Question 3
Rangelands of Idaho Grassland* Shrubland* Forest Crop Water Developed Rock Ice/Snow *Rangelands in Idaho are Grasslands and Shrublands Question 3
Which state has the highest % of is land classified as rangeland? Wyoming Montana Nevada Texas Question 4
Which state has the highest % of is land classified as rangeland? Wyoming 75% Montana 57% Nevada 80% Texas 54% Question 4
What is the average annual precipitation of most rangeland? A.Less than 8 inches B.8 to 28 inches C.28 to 48 inches D.More than 48 inches Question 5
What is the average annual precipitation of most rangeland? Question 5 8 to 28 inches
Which continent greatest of land classified as rangeland? Australia... nearly all of Australia is rangelands Question 6
What % of wild mammal in U.S. call rangelands home? A.0 to 25% B.25 to 50% C.50 to 75% D.75 to 100% Question 7 J. Peterson fs.usda.gov
Rangeland Animals Rangelands provide habitat for countless mammals, birds, amphibians, fishes, and insects. Of the total number of animal species found in the United States. 84% of the mammals, 74% of the birds, 58% of the amphibians and 38% of the fishes are represented in rangeland ecosystems. Question 7 J. Peterson fs.usda.gov
What is rangeland management? A.Managing land mostly for livestock forage and production. B.Careful use and management of rangeland resources to meet the needs and desires of society. C.Careful management of to preserve wildlife habitat. D.Management of driving ranges on golf courses. Question 8
What is rangeland management? The use and stewardship of rangeland resources to meet goals and desires of humans. B. Question 8
A.Significantly works B.About the same C.Notably better D.Greatly improved Question 9 Is ecological condition of rangelands better or worse than 50 years ago?
significantly worse? about the same? notably better? greatly improved? Question 9 Twice as much land in “Good” condition. Half as much land in “Poor” Condition.
Rangeland Grazing by Livestock How much of earth’s land area is grazed by livestock? A.25% B.41% C.55% D.65% Question 10 Photos by K. Launchbaugh
Rangeland Grazing by Livestock How much of earth’s land area is grazed by livestock? A.25% B.41% C.55% D.65% Question 10 47% all rangeland + 5% or half of croplands + 13% half of forests Photos by K. Launchbaugh