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Browsing & Grazing

Picture of an elk.Browsing and grazing are prominent uses of rangelands. Wildlife and permitted livestock are the major consumers of rangelands browse and forage vegetation. Browsing refers primarily to use of rangelands shrubs and trees by wildlife, such as big and small game, rodents, and birds. Grazing is use of rangelands grasses and forbs by permitted livestock and wildlife.

Browsing and grazing impacts are dealt with by having a sustainable browsing and grazing management program. This includes all the browse and forage resources on all types rangelands. The commitment of rangeland resource managers in all sectors is of the utmost priority in achieving a successful browsing and grazing program.

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