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Rangeland Ecology Research

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Forest Service

Rangeland Ecology Research provides the scientific knowledge and technology needed to understand our Nationís grasslands, prairies, shrublands, and deserts. Rangelands provide habitat to a wide array of native wildlife and plants, high-quality water, forage for domestic livestock and wildlife, and an assortment of recreational opportunities.

Our rangeland research priorities include monitoring rangeland conditions, promoting rangeland sustainability and health, restoring the health and productivity of degraded rangelands, enhancing the functioning of riparian systems, habitat enhancement for sensitive species, understanding the influence of rangeland conditions on the invasion of non-native weeds, and the effects of weeds on rangeland health, and developing vegetation classification methods for rangeland systems.

Forest Service Rangeland Ecology Research