Understanding the place in which we live will result in better decisions about how to care for the land.
Idaho has several types of rangeland from mountain meadows to the salt desert shrubland. Did you know that over half of Idaho is classified as rangeland?
Here is a quick video introduction to Idaho rangelands.
The IRRC in cooperation with the University of Idaho, Idaho teachers, and other curriculum specialists created several lessons, hands-on activities, and resources for your classroom. Please contact IRRC or complete the education materials order form on the left. All materials are available for free!
IRRC distributes an Idaho fourth grade history booklet called “Rangeland—Idaho’s Roots.” IRRC provides these free booklets to thousands of children each year as part of the curriculum. The IROAM curriculum and educational trailer is also available.
Contact the IRRC office to order material for your classroom.
The IRRC sponsors Idaho FFA Rangeland Assessment Career Development Events each year. Contact the IRRC office for more details. These are opportunities for students to learn about rangeland ecosystems, native and non-native plants, shrubs, forbs and more in the field — skills that will help them prepare for a career in rangeland management. The IRRC’s high school curriculum is available online to help with the background and preparation for this event.