Content tagged "rangeland plants"

Habitat Management and Improvement

Updated: April 03, 2016

Written by Rachel Frost and Jeff Mosley, Montana State University  Rangelands provide a home for many kinds of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles,...

Rangeland Plants and Animals

Updated: September 17, 2014

Rangelands are home to a diverse array of plants and animals. Learn more about the plants that inhabit rangelands. Some plant species are known to be ...

Plants Poisonous to Livestock on Western Rangelands

Updated: August 29, 2014

Written by Mindy Pratt, Utah State University ExtensionPoisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Each year poisonous...

Classification of Rangelands (Ecological Sites)

Updated: August 29, 2014

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, NevadaCurrently, the most widely accepted classification system for rangelands is the Ecological...

Rangeland Vegetation Management and Restoration

Updated: October 05, 2012

Written by Rachel Frost, Montana State UniversitySometimes the present plant community on a site may not meet a landowner's needs for managing livestock,...

Basics of Grass Growth

Updated: October 03, 2012

Adapted from: M.J. Trlica. 2006. Grass Growth and Response to Grazing. Colorado State University Extension Publication no. 6.108....

Rangeland Plants

Updated: October 03, 2012

Written by Rachel Frost, Montana State UniversityRangeland plants are a key component of the ecosystems they inhabit.  They are the blanket that covers and...

Types of Range Plants

Updated: October 03, 2012

Written by Rachel Frost, Montana State UniversityGrasses are plants with jointed stems. The stems are normally hollow between the joints (node). Leaves are...

Effects of Defoliation on Forage

Updated: October 02, 2012

Written by Rachel Frost and Jeff Mosley, Montana State University The effects of grazing or any other form of defoliation on a grass plant are directly...

Inkweed

Updated: September 11, 2012

Scientific Name: Drymaria pachyphyllaDistribution: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and south into MexicoType of Poison: UnknownSigns of Poisoning (in this...

Tansy Ragwort

Updated: March 05, 2012

Scientific Name: Senecio jacobaeaDistribution: Principally on the West Coast and New England States, but starting to spread inland.Type of Poison:...

Riparian Health - Understanding if you have Adequate Vegetation

Updated: January 26, 2012

Streambank erosion is a physical process that occurs along virtually all natural channels. Not only is it a normal part of channel evolution and meander...

Riparian Health - Understanding Root Masses and Bank Stability

Updated: August 16, 2011

Vegetation is important in slowing flow velocity, stabilizing streambanks, and reducing erosion. Streambanks dominated by vegetation without extensive root...

Riparian Health - Evaluating the Health of Riparian Areas - An Overview

Updated: August 16, 2011

To assess the condition of a riparian area, it is necessary to use a defined concept. A riparian area is considered healthy, or properly functioning, when it...

Riparian Area Basics

Updated: May 13, 2011

The term “riparian” is defined as "vegetation, habitats, or ecosystems that are associated with bodies of water (for example streams, springs or ponds)) or...

Vegetation Types on Rangeland

Updated: May 12, 2011

The major rangeland types of the world are grasslands, desert shrublands, savanna woodlands, forests, and tundra. Each of these rangeland types has several...

Lupine

Updated: April 20, 2011

Scientific Name: Lupinus spp.Distribution: Throughout the United States, Canada, and MexicoType of Poison: AlkaloidsSigns of Poisoning: Growth...

Western False Hellebore

Updated: April 11, 2011

Scientific Name: Veratrum californicumDistribution: Western United StatesType of Poison: AlkaloidsSigns of Poisoning: Growth Characteristics: A native,...

Ponderosa Pine

Updated: April 11, 2011

Scientific Name: Pinus ponderosaDistribution: Throughout the Western United States, and Western Canada.Type of Poison: Believed to be isocupressic acidSigns...

Poison Hemlock

Updated: April 11, 2011

Scientific Name: Conium maculatumDistribution: Throughout the United States, Canada, and MexicoType of Poison: Coniine, a volatile alkaloid, as well as...

Broom Snakeweed

Updated: April 11, 2011

Scientific Name: Gutierrezia sarothraeDistribution: Western United States and Western CanadaType of Poison: Saponins and sesquiterpenesSigns of...

Greasewood

Updated: April 08, 2011

Scientific Name: Sarcobatus vermiculatusDistribution: Western United States and Western CanadaType of Poison: Sodium and potassium oxalatesSigns of...

Littleleaf Horsebrush

Updated: April 08, 2011

Scientific Name: Tetradymia glabrataDistribution: Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and CaliforniaType of Poison: Furanoeremophilanes, which cause...

Tall Larkspur

Updated: April 08, 2011

Scientific Name: Delphinium spp.Distribution: Western United States and Western CanadaType of Poison: AlkaloidsSigns of Poisoning: Growth Characteristics: ...

Spring Parsley

Updated: April 08, 2011

Scientific Name: Cymopterus ibapensisDistribution: Found in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, closely aligned with the Great BasinType of Poison: Two...

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