University of California

Online Learning Resources

Information and education resources for California's and the world's rangelands.

Ecology & Management of Annual Rangelands

Synthesis of the ecology and management of California's annual rangelands.

9 Chapters


Ecology and Management of Grazing, an Online Course

The Ecology and Management of Grazing online course examines the relationship between vegetation and grazing animals in rangeland ecosystems. Topics are introduced through the use of "mini-documentaries" and expanded in narrated lecture presentations.

Grazing Management Online Course




Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models

Overview and information resources for the ecological site land classification system, including links to California-specific ecological site descriptions.

Ecological Sites & State-and-Transition Models

Ecological Site Descriptions for Oak Woodlands and Annual Grasslands

Online Courses, Learning Modules and Career Education

Rangeland Education Council
Revitalizing Range Education is a collaborative effort led by Dr. Karen Launchbaugh, Range Scientist at University of Idaho. This project is developing several learning resources:

Catalog of Rangeland Online Courses

Rangeland Learning Modules

Career Education Website

Rangelands Partnership

The Global Rangelands and Rangelands West websites are part of a collective effort—the Rangelands Partnership—by land-grant universities and collaborating international partners.




World Rangelands

Exploration of World Rangelands, led by University of Arizona, is developing rangeland web content for use internationally.  A consortium of universities, including UC Davis, are collaborating on this project that has developed the following learning resources:

World Rangelands Learning Experience


Monitoring Videos

South Dakota State University, University of Arizona, University of Wyoming and the University of California collaborated on the development of videos that demonstration some common methods for monitoring rangeland vegetation.


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