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St. George, UT
January 29 - February 2, 2017

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Rangeland Careers
Certified Professional in Rangeland Management (CPRM) Committee
CPRM: Recommended Test Review and References
Review for Certification Exam
  1. Soils
    Holechek, Chapter 3- Rangeland Physical Characteristics
    Miller & Donahue, Soils in Our Environment
    Heady & Child, Chapter 26
    1. Texture
    2. Structure
    3. Fertility / Colloids and Chemical Properties
    4. Water holding capacity
  2. Hydrology / Watershed Management
    Holechek, Chapter 12- Range Management for Multiple Use
    Heady & Child, Chapter 26, and Chapter 28
    1. Hydrologic cycle
    2. Infiltration / percolation
    3. Runoff / erosion / sedimentation
    4. Land treatments to manipulate water yield.
    5. Riparian areas / Watershed function (Proper functioning condition)
  3. Plant Physiology
    Holechek, Chapter 5- Range Plant Physiology;
    Heitschmidt & Stuth, Chapter 4
    1. Plant morphology / growth
    2. Photosynthesis / transpiration / nutrient uptake
    3. Carbon, Nitrogen cycles
    4. Water relations
  4. Rangeland Plant ID / Rangeland Regions (Plant Communities)
    Holechek, Chapter 4- Description of Rangeland Types
    Stubbendieck, plant groups p.7-21
    1. Plant types / life forms / structures (parts)
    2. Rangeland types / plant communities
  5. Rangeland Vegetation Measurements
    Holechek, Chapter 7- Range Inventory and Monitoring
    Bonham, Measurements of Terrestrial Vegetation
    1. Vegetation attributes - biomass (weight), cover, condition, trend
    2. Sampling - methods, production, cover, density, species richness
    3. Data analysis (statistics) - mean, variability, inference
  6. Rangeland Vegetation Management
    Holechek, Chapter 15- Manipulation of Range Vegetation
    Heady & Child Part 3-Vegetation Management
    1. Vegetation manipulation - fire, mechanical, chemical, biocontrol
    2. Seeding / seed ecology
    3. Invasive species
    4. Restoration ecology
  7. 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
    1. Nutrition / forage quality
    2. Grazing systems
    3. Grazing management - stocking rate, distribution, production
  8. Rangeland Ecology
    Holechek, Chapter 6- Rangeland Ecology
    Heady & Child, Chapter 6 and 10
    Heitschmidt & Stuth, Chapter 1 and 5
    1. Ecosystem components and function
    2. Autecology (individuals) / Synecology (communities)
    3. Succession theories
    4. Competition
  9. Range and Natural Resource Economics
    Workman, Range Economics
    Holechek, Chapter 17- Rangeland Economics, 18- Planning, Technology, and the Future
    1. Supply and demand
    2. The production function
    3. Discounting
    4. Present net worth / benefit cost ratio / internal rate of return
  10. 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.
    1. Multiple use
    2. Ecosystem management
    3. Landscape Ecology
    4. Holistic resource management
    5. Coordinated resource management planning
The questions are general range management questions related to the above areas and review of all the listed resources should provide the candidate with the needed info to answer them.

  1. 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.
  2. Bedunah, D. J. and R. E. Sosebee. (eds). 1995. Physiological Ecology and Developmental Morphology. Society or Range Management Denver, CO.
  3. Bonham, C. D. 1989. Measurement Techniques for Terrestrial Vegetation. John Wiley & Sons. New York, NY.
  4. Buol, S. W., F. D. Hole, and R. J. McCracken. 1980. Soil Genesis and Classification. Second Edition. Iowa State University Press. Ames, 10.
  5. 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)
  6. Heady, H. F. and R. D. Child. 1994. Rangeland Ecology and Management. Westview Press. Boulder, CO USA.
  7. Heitschmidt, R. K.. and J. W. Stuth. 1991. Grazing Management: An Ecological Perspective. Timber Press. Portland, OR.
  8. 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.
  9. Krausman, P. R. 1996. (ed.). Rangeland Wildlife. Society for Range Management. Denver, CO.
  10. Miller, R. W. and R. L. Donahue. 1995. Soils, An Introduction to Soils and Plant Growth. Seventh Edition. Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  11. 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.
  12. Stoddart, L. A., A. D. Smith, and T. W. Box. 1975. Range Management. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York, NY.
  13. Stubbendieck, J., S.L. Hatch, and L.M. Landholdt. 2003. North American Wildland Plants: A Field Guide. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
  14. Tueller, P. T. (ed.). 1988. Vegetation Science Application for Rangeland Analysis and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  15. Vavra, M., W. A. Laycock, and R. D. Pieper (eds.). Ecological Implications of Livestock Herbivory in the West. Society for Range Management Denver, CO.
  16. Vallentine, J. F. 1989. Range Development and Improvements. Third Edition. Academic Press. San Diego, CA.
  17. Vallentine, J. F. 1990. Grazing Management. Academic Press, Inc. San Diego, CA.
  18. Workman, J. P. 1986. Range Economics. Macmillan Publishing Company. New York, NY.
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