Range Management

Range: Riparian Team

Rangelands form a major component of ecosystems in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Vegetative communities represented include: desert, grasslands, shrub-lands, woodlands, riparian and open canopied forests. 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. 

As one of many multiple uses, the ASNFs administered nearly two million National Forest System acres in 96 active livestock grazing allotments in 2008. The forests’ rangeland management emphasis has been on maintaining satisfactory conditions of wildlife habitat, watershed, riparian and forage vegetation, while recovering from an extended drought.

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