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Rangelands cover large expanses of the globe—roughly half of the world's land surface. Here in Idaho, these vast tracts of open space provide important habitat to wildlife and forage for livestock, offer a multitude of recreation opportunities and are a key source of renewable energy and minerals.

Whether you are a producer, teacher, conservation or resource professional, amateur botanist, naturalist, student or someone looking for information about rangelands out your back door, the Rangeland Center has a myriad of resources that can offer something for everyone.

For a list of rangeland programs and degrees, please visit the College of Natural Resources Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences.

Virtual Tour of Idaho's Rangelands

Step into a rich web experience and explore Idaho's major rangeland ecoregions. Learn basic facts about rangeland managment and take a look at some of the most common plants through our interactive plant book. >>

Take a Virtual Tour of Idaho Rangelands

Searchable Photo Database

Looking for a photo to use for a class project or presentation? Experience our extensive image collection of Idaho's rangeland landscapes and plants. Images in this open source gallery are freely available for educational uses. Browse images by major rangeland ecoregion, landscape or individual plants, or enter a search term and get exploring. >> Searchable Photo Database

Backpack Guide to Idaho Range Plants

Idaho's vast rangeland landscapes are rich with diverse plant life that can intrigue the curious and observant naturalist. This full-color guide is designed to help readers learn to recognize some of the most common and important rangeland plants in Idaho. >> Order Your Copy

Test Your Rangeland IQ

Think you know the facts about rangelands? Take this interactive quiz and see just how much you know. >> Test Your Rangeland IQ

Take your knowledge of rangeland across the globe with this media-rich website. Explore videos, gigapans and photos of vegetation regions across the continents. >>World Rangelands Learning Experience

Teacher Workshops

For over a decade of summers, rangeland professors have been training teachers how to teach their students concepts of rangeland ecology and management. Working under a shared vision of promoting rangeland education in Idaho, we partner with the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission to provide high quality summer continuing education workshops. Email for information on current offerings.

Curriculum Resources for High Schools

Getting science-based information into the hands of educators not only saves them time but it helps us increase public awareness of the many ecosystem benefits rangelands provide to society. Young people connect science, math, critical thinking and communication skills and better understand the wealth of career options in natural resources and land management across the globe. After all—today's youth are tomorrow's leaders.
>> Teacher Resource Guide for Rangeland Principles
>> Teacher Resource Guide for Ecology and Natural Resource Science

Career Development Events

The FFA program has a long history of educating young people about the importance of agriculture and natural resource disciplines. The Rangeland Center coordinates the following Career Development Events designed to help youth make more informed career choices:
>> Idaho State Rangeland Assessment CDE
>> Idaho State Environment and Natural Resources CDE
>> Western National Rangeland CDE

Dual-credit Rangeland Principles Course

The University of Idaho offers dual-credit courses at several high schools throughout the state. We offer Rangeland Principles, a freshman-level introductory course which focuses on ecological principles and the modern challenges of rangeland management. Contact Dr. April Hulet for more information. 

Looking for good places to go for more information? Check out some of our go-to sources under these topic headings:

Grazing Management

Wildland Fire

Invasive Plants

Rangeland Plants

Climate and Weather

Rangeland Soil

Rangeland Maps

Forest and Rangeland

Basic Agrocultural and Natural Resources Information

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
UI Moscow
Natural Resources Bldg.
Room 205
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1135
Moscow, ID 83844-1135
Phone: 208-885-6536  
Fax: 208-885-6564

Physical and Mailing Address: 
UI Boise
Idaho Water Center
Suite 210 
322 E Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-3176