Did You Know THAT?

Did you know that.......

Rangeland is defined as: "Lands supporting natural vegetation cover of grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, or shrubs and managed as natural ecosystems".

These lands include all natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands, deserts, tundras, marshes, and meadows.

Rangelands typically occur in areas where the average precipitation is less than 30 inches - in fact, vast expanses of rangeland receive 15 inches or less.

A little over one-half of all U.S. lands are classified as rangelands! That is about 1.2 billion acres of rangeland!

About 60% of the entire world's landmass is classified as rangeland!

Alaska has the most rangeland in the United States with 233 million acres (most of it is tundra).

In the lower 48 states Texas has the most rangeland with 92 million acres.

East of the Mississippi River, Florida has the most rangeland with 2 million acres (most of it is marshes).

Nevada has the largest percentage of its lands classified as rangelands, with 80 percent called rangeland.

East of the Mississippi River, Maine has the largest percentage of its land classified as rangelands, with 7 percent classified as rangeland.

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