This page last updated February 08, 2009
To Catch a Dream
Welcome to RangeNet. RangeNet.org, a network of individuals who are working to improve
the ecological conditions of America's public rangelands, is a semi-autonomous special project
Western Watersheds Project, Inc.
The report is in:
are the biggest source of global warming, producing more greenhouse gases than
Get them off OUR public lands!
Disclaimer: Opinions, views, or positions expressed on RangeNet are those of the members
expressing them and do not necessarily represent the
views or positions of Western Watersheds Project, RangeNet.org, or other RangeNet members.
Disclaimer: The locations of photographs on this web site
have not been determined through survey. Due to the intermingled nature of land
ownerships throughout much of the west, some photographs where the context or
caption imply or otherwise indicate government ownership may actually be located
on intermingled or adjoining private lands.
Disclaimer: Information and data on this web site is
provided strictly "as is" without any warrantee whatsoever as to
accuracy or for any purpose or use whatsoever, either individually or in
conjunction with other information or data.
RangeNet is a network of individuals who are working to improve the
ecological conditions of America's public rangelands. On March 13, 2001,
RangeNet.org became a special project of Western
Watersheds Project, Inc. (WWP) which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership
corporation headquartered in Hailey, Idaho.
Rangeland condition is the perpetual step-child of environmental organizations
and management agencies alike. While no other use impacts as many acres of
western public lands as frequently as grazing by domestic livestock, those
impacts often go unnoticed by the untrained eye. The damage is often as subtle
as it is pervasive and devastating to indigenous organisms, soil properties,
and hydrologic functions. Other higher profile items such as forests, riparian,
wilderness, and so forth end up dominating environmental and management agendas
while range condition seldom shares the spotlight long enough to accomplish
needed reforms. RangeNet was founded to mitigate that situation by improving communication and providing a focal point where individuals
may work more effectively on rangeland condition issues in support of their
existing organizational affiliations.
RangeNet's primary purpose is to facilitate communication among and
with rangeland activists. Free membership is by nomination and invitation.
Any member of RangeNet may nominate individuals they believe
should be invited to join by sending an email to
(Hint: If you want to join RangeNet and have not been invited,
ask a RangeNet member to nominate you. The nomination of new members is one
area where rangeland "activists" have not proven to be particularly active
Nominated individuals who accept the invitation that is then emailed
to them are adduced to RangeNet's directory of members, are able to join
RangeNet email discussions, and are eligible for other activism support