Range & Livestock

Range Management

Resource conservation and good stewardship of the land are important to the sustainability of the environment. Educating the public on sound rangeland conservation practices and responsible uses whether by the ranching, recreation, hunting or other harvesting communities will help insure that the opportunities will be available for future generations while minimizing the degradation of the land. All of these communities are necessary in varying degrees and should be monitored closely and continuously to ascertain that a balance in resources is achieved. Rangelands also continue to become infested with non-native species of weeds and brush which are becoming quite invasive and in some instances creating monocultures. Species such as these have become expensive to control as they reduce the amount of palatable forage for the livestock and wildlife and our control options may be somewhat limited.

You may also visit our NMSU How-to-Guides for Livestock & Range and Wildlife


Below are links to some publications that have good information about livestock.