Forests | Geology | Rangeland | Soils | Water | Wildlife

Course Goals

Students will understand the amount of rangeland and the importance of proper rangeland management in Montana. Students will also understand the interaction of livestock and wildlife species that share the rangeland and ideas to ensure compatibility

Topics covered

Rangeland Facts & its importance

  • Statewide,
  • Nationally
  • Internationally

Energy Balance & Transfer

  • Light energy
  • Primary producers and Photosynthesis
  • Secondary producers

Range Management

Monitoring

  • Increasers
  • Decreasers
  • Invaders

Types of Life Forms

  • Grasses
  • Forbs
  • Shrubs
  • Trees

Transects

  • Cover
  • Composition
  • Frequency
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