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Rangeland Management

Rangelands form a major component of ecosystems in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland on all but one of our ranger districts. Well-managed rangelands provide forage for wildlife and domestic livestock in addition to quality water and recreational values.  Forage is a renewable resource, but the way it is grazed and the environment in which it grows affect its sustainability. Grazing is one way in which we produce natural resource goods, and management is how we ensure sustainability.