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   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
What is Range?
Test Your Knowledge
   What is Range? Quiz
Objectives
   Define rangeland
   Discuss how much rangeland there is
   Discuss who owns rangeland
Which of these are rangeland?
   Deserts?
   Tundra?
   Wetlands?
   Savannas?
   Shrublands?
   Grasslands?
Which of these are rangeland?
   Deserts?         All deserts except barren deserts
   Tundra?          All tundra
   Wetlands?        Vegetation around wetlands
   Savannas?        All savannas
   Shrublands?      All shrublands
   Forests          Only open forests
   Grasslands?      All grasslands
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
How much rangeland is there?
   How much of the earth’s surface is
    rangeland?
       25% = Dense Forest
       10% = Cropland
        3% = Urban
       15% = Ice, rock, and barren desert
       47% = Rangeland
How much rangeland is there?
     47% of the EARTH is rangeland


          36% of the US is rangeland


               53% of Western States is rangeland


                     48% of the Idaho is rangeland
Rangelands of Idaho
                   Grassland
                    Shrubland
                   Forest
                   Crop
                   Water
                   Developed
                   Rock
                   Ice/Snow

                *Rangelands in Idaho are
                Grasslands and shrublands
How much did you know?
   Answers to the What is Range? quiz

				
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