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The Relevance of Rangelands

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Lauren Broeckel

on 22 November 2013

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Transcript of The Relevance of Rangelands

The Relevance of Rangelands
Is the science associated
with rangelands still a relevant
field of study?
How many people knew that UI offers a degree in "Rangeland Ecology & Management"?
The general
public lacks a basic comprehension of the importance of rangeland science and all that it governs
UI was one of the first colleges to offer the degree
Only found in the United States
Our professor-student team is one of the best
SRM
Field work
I transferred universities to get into this program
So...what exactly
is a "rangeland"?
Are...
Are not...
Grasslands
Shrublands
Woodlands
Deserts
Savannahs
Farmed
Densely forested
Entirely barren
Covered with solid rock, ice, or concrete
What's the
big deal?
47%
36%
48%
Alright. They take up a lot of space. So what?
Use for Rangelands:
They're beautiful!
Fresh air, anyone?
Feed for the food you eat.
Recreaction!
hunting, fishing, camping, hiking...
Natural resource "store"
minerals
power (hydro, solar, wind...)
food
Jobs (ignoring the current governmental state)
NRCS
Bureau of Land Management
Fish and Game
National Parks and Forests
ranchers...
Where does science fit in?
What is the history of rangeland science?
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