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Grazing Lands

Any vegetated land that is grazed or has the potential to be grazed by animals (domestic and wild). This term is all-inclusive and covers all kinds and types of land that can be grazed. [AGROVOC]

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An area devoted to the production of forage (introduced or native) and harvested by grazing. [NALT]

Pastures are those lands that are primarily used for the production of adapted, domesticated forage plants for livestock.[AGROVOC]



Land on which the historic climax plant community is predominantly grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, or shrubs. Includes lands revegetated naturally or artificially when routine management of that vegetation is accomplished mainly through manipulation of grazing. Rangelands include natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands, most deserts, tundra, alpine communities, coastal marshes, and wet meadows.


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