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Unit 2 Range Management

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The size and importance of rangelands cannot be overstated.
 

 2. 

Approximately 76 percent of the total land area on Earth is managed as permanent pasture.
 

 3. 

Rangeland makes up about one-third of all the land in the United States.
 

 4. 

All the original tallgrass prairie land has been converted to farm production or other human developments.
 

 5. 

Before the arrival of European explorers and settlers, the center of this continent was a land of vast, uninterrupted grassland.
 

 6. 

Whenever fire has destroyed a forest, rapidly growing grasses quickly replace the trees until new trees return to dominate the smaller plants.
 

 7. 

To harvest enough wild game, Native Americans often resorted to using range fires.
 

 8. 

A rangeland without shrubs and trees to compete with grasses for sunlight, nutrients, and water produces lush grazing and has a much higher carrying capacity for herbivores.
 

 9. 

Climate, in the form of periodic droughts, coupled with years of unusually heavy rainfall produced, reduced grazing during some years and abundant grazing during other years.
 

 10. 

Cattle ranchers had little understanding about how their activities would impact the ecosystem.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Natural rangelands occur in all but what form?
A.
tundra
D.
mountains
B.
meadows
E.
wetlands
C.
marshes
 

 2. 

The federal rangelands are managed by all but which agency?
A.
Bureau of Land Management
C.
Department of Labor
B.
U.S. Forest Service
D.
U.S. Park Service
 

 3. 

Which of the following is not a grassland broad type?
A.
tallgrass prairies
C.
shortgrass prairies
B.
transition prairies
D.
southern grass prairies
 

 4. 

The African ____ is a vast and rich grassland.
A.
pampas
C.
veld
B.
campo
D.
savannah
 

 5. 

Great regions of ____ cover parts of South America.
A.
kogonales
C.
protero
B.
pampas
D.
grassland
 

 6. 

In Brazil, the grasslands are called ____.
A.
veld
C.
kogonales
B.
campo
D.
savannah
 

 7. 

In Spain, grassland is called the ____.
A.
grassland
C.
veld
B.
protero
D.
pampas
 

 8. 

In Philippines, grassland is called the ____.
A.
protero
C.
kogonales
B.
pampas
D.
veld
 

 9. 

When the first European settlers arrived, which of the following was not a check on the population of herbivores?
A.
disease
C.
predators
B.
climate
D.
market hunters
 

 10. 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls the grazing on over ____ million acres of public lands.
A.
1.75
B.
300
 

Matching
 
 
Match the question with the correct response
A.
pioneers
F.
human-generated rangelands
B.
range
G.
Westerners
C.
explorers
H.
increaser
D.
fences
I.
rangeland
E.
barbed wire
J.
profit
 

 1. 

The land area that provides food, in the form of forage and browsing, for animals
 

 2. 

The land areas that tend to be naturally covered by grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, and shrubs
 

 3. 

Consist of pasture land and forage crop land produced on areas originally covered by forest or natural grasslands
 

 4. 

Spoke of herds of “buffalo” that stretched from horizon to horizon
 

 5. 

Released donkey, cattle, and other grazing animals into the wild
 

 6. 

Came to the grassland to look for gold, silver, or to harvest for pelts
 

 7. 

The motive of the cattle ranchers
 

 8. 

Thrive under heavy grazing
 

 9. 

Was violently resisted by the cattle ranchers
 

 10. 

Seen by the cattle ranchers as invasions of “their” land
 



 
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