CPRM: Recommended Test Review and ReferencesReview for Certification Exam
Holechek, Chapter 3- Rangeland Physical Characteristics
Miller & Donahue, Soils in Our Environment
Heady & Child, Chapter 26
- Fertility / Colloids and Chemical Properties
- Water holding capacity
- Hydrology / Watershed Management
Holechek, Chapter 12- Range Management for Multiple Use
Heady & Child, Chapter 26, and Chapter 28
- Hydrologic cycle
- Infiltration / percolation
- Runoff / erosion / sedimentation
- Land treatments to manipulate water yield.
- Riparian areas / Watershed function (Proper functioning condition)
- Plant Physiology
Holechek, Chapter 5- Range Plant Physiology;
Heitschmidt & Stuth, Chapter 4
- Plant morphology / growth
- Photosynthesis / transpiration / nutrient uptake
- Carbon, Nitrogen cycles
- Water relations
- Rangeland Plant ID / Rangeland Regions (Plant Communities)
Holechek, Chapter 4- Description of Rangeland Types
Stubbendieck, plant groups p.7-21
- Plant types / life forms / structures (parts)
- Rangeland types / plant communities
- Rangeland Vegetation Measurements
Holechek, Chapter 7- Range Inventory and Monitoring
Bonham, Measurements of Terrestrial Vegetation
- Vegetation attributes - biomass (weight), cover, condition, trend
- Sampling - methods, production, cover, density, species richness
- Data analysis (statistics) - mean, variability, inference
- Rangeland Vegetation Management
Holechek, Chapter 15- Manipulation of Range Vegetation
Heady & Child Part 3-Vegetation Management
- Vegetation manipulation - fire, mechanical, chemical, biocontrol
- Seeding / seed ecology
- Invasive species
- Restoration ecology
- Rangeland Animal Management
Holechek, Chapter 8- Considerations Concerning Stocking Rate, 9- Grazing Methods, 10- Methods of Improving Livestock Distribution, 11- Range Animal Nutrition, and 13- Range Livestock Production Heady & Child Part 2- Grazing Management
Heitschmidt & Stuth, Chapter 2, 3, and 7
- Nutrition / forage quality
- Grazing systems
- Grazing management - stocking rate, distribution, production
- Rangeland Ecology
Holechek, Chapter 6- Rangeland Ecology
Heady & Child, Chapter 6 and 10
Heitschmidt & Stuth, Chapter 1 and 5
- Ecosystem components and function
- Autecology (individuals) / Synecology (communities)
- Succession theories
- Range and Natural Resource Economics
Workman, Range Economics
Holechek, Chapter 17- Rangeland Economics, 18- Planning, Technology, and the Future
- Supply and demand
- The production function
- Present net worth / benefit cost ratio / internal rate of return
- Rangeland Resource Policy and Planning
Davis, Chapter 4- Emerging Triumph of Ecosystem Management - The Transformation of Federal Forest Policy.
Chapter 5- Politics and Public Rangeland Policy.
- Multiple use
- Ecosystem management
- Landscape Ecology
- Holistic resource management
- Coordinated resource management planning
- Barbour, M. G., J. H. Burk, W. D. Pins, F. S. Gilliam, and M. W. Schwartz. 1999. Terrestrial Plant Ecology. Third Edition. Benjamin/Cummings, an imprint of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. Menlo Park, CA.
- Bedunah, D. J. and R. E. Sosebee. (eds). 1995. Physiological Ecology and Developmental Morphology. Society or Range Management Denver, CO.
- Bonham, C. D. 1989. Measurement Techniques for Terrestrial Vegetation. John Wiley & Sons. New York, NY.
- Buol, S. W., F. D. Hole, and R. J. McCracken. 1980. Soil Genesis and Classification. Second Edition. Iowa State University Press. Ames, 10.
- Davis, C. 2001. Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics. 2nd Edition. Westview Press, Boulder CO. (Chapter 4 and 5 can be accessed through Google Scholar)
- Heady, H. F. and R. D. Child. 1994. Rangeland Ecology and Management. Westview Press. Boulder, CO USA.
- Heitschmidt, R. K.. and J. W. Stuth. 1991. Grazing Management: An Ecological Perspective. Timber Press. Portland, OR.
- Holechek, J. L., R. D. Pieper, and C. H. Herbel. 2010. Range Management Principles and Practices. Sixth Edition. Prentice-Hall Inc. Upper Saddle River, NJ.
- Krausman, P. R. 1996. (ed.). Rangeland Wildlife. Society for Range Management. Denver, CO.
- Miller, R. W. and R. L. Donahue. 1995. Soils, An Introduction to Soils and Plant Growth. Seventh Edition. Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
- National Resource Council/National Academy of Sciences. 1984. Developing Strategies for Rangeland Management: A report prepared by the Committee on Developing Strategies for Rangeland Management. Westview Press. Boulder, CO.
- Stoddart, L. A., A. D. Smith, and T. W. Box. 1975. Range Management. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York, NY.
- Stubbendieck, J., S.L. Hatch, and L.M. Landholdt. 2003. North American Wildland Plants: A Field Guide. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
- Tueller, P. T. (ed.). 1988. Vegetation Science Application for Rangeland Analysis and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, Netherlands.
- Vavra, M., W. A. Laycock, and R. D. Pieper (eds.). Ecological Implications of Livestock Herbivory in the West. Society for Range Management Denver, CO.
- Vallentine, J. F. 1989. Range Development and Improvements. Third Edition. Academic Press. San Diego, CA.
- Vallentine, J. F. 1990. Grazing Management. Academic Press, Inc. San Diego, CA.
- Workman, J. P. 1986. Range Economics. Macmillan Publishing Company. New York, NY.