Rangeland Plants and Animals

September 17, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Rangeland Plants and Animals

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 poisonous to livestock and should be identified and carefully managed.

Both plants and animals may be considered as invasive species on rangelands with both negative and positive aspects.

Many wildlife species use rangelands during all or part of the year. Learn about wildlife on rangeland and their habitat requirements.

Of the total species of animals in the United States, 84% of mammals, 74% of birds, 58% of amphibians, and 38% of fish live in non-forested rangeland ecosystems.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.