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Teacher Information!. Necessary materials: PowerPoint Guide. Values of Rangelands. Rangelands , Forests, & Fire. Students will be able to…. Define multiple use Identify and discuss the benefits and uses of rangeland. Multiple Use.

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teacher information
Teacher Information!
  • Necessary materials:
    • PowerPoint Guide
values of rangelands

Values of Rangelands

Rangelands, Forests, & Fire

students will be able to
Students will be able to…
  • Define multiple use
  • Identify and discuss the benefits

and uses of rangeland

multiple use
Multiple Use
  • Because rangelands have many important uses, most rangelands are managed under principles of multiple-use
  • Several uses or values of rangeland are managed simultaneously with care to avoid overuse or destruction of natural resources.
what is rangeland good for
What is rangeland good for?
  • Livestock production
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Water
  • Minerals (oil, coal, sulfur)
  • Native plant products
  • Recreation
  • Open space
  • Western Heritage
livestock production
Livestock Production
    • Livestock production on rangeland is very important to supply meat for American and World populations and also for leather, wool, mohair, and other products that livestock yield.
  • Range livestock production is Idaho’s major agricultural activity in terms of land used and cash receipts
  • What are the main range

livestock species?

wildlife habitat
Wildlife Habitat
  • 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.
  • Most of the water in the streams and river of Idaho fell initially on rangeland or forests. Therefore, proper management of rangeland requires careful attention to the amount & quality of water that flows off rangeland
  • Idaho hosts a wide array of mineral resources
    • Gold in north, central and southern Idaho
    • Silver, lead and zinc in the north
    • Molybdenum and cobalt in central Idaho
    • Phosphate in southeast Idaho

UI Special Collections


native plant products
Native Plant Products
  • Eating Wild on Public Lands!
  • A variety of wild foods are found in Idaho
    • Camas
    • Huckleberries
    • Pinenuts

William & Wilma Follette @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

  • Rangelands are increasingly important for recreational uses such as:
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Camping
    • Mountain biking
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Snowmobiling
open space
Open Space
  • People in the west value open space
  • Livestock ranches are becoming “working wilderness” to maintain biodiversity and wildlife habitat quality
  • Environmentally concerned citizens have paid ranchers to maintain open space through scenic easements
western heritage
Western Heritage
  • Legacy of the Cowboy
  • Long-history of ranching families in Idaho
  • Can you…
    • Define multiple use?
    • Identify and discuss the benefits and uses of rangeland?