The National Public Lands Grazing Campaign: Overview

The National Public Lands Grazing Campaign is a multi-year, multi-organization strategy to end abusive livestock grazing on the nation's public lands. A steering committee representative of public lands grazing activists and organizations across the West is coordinating the NPLGC. The Campaign seeks to (a) educate the American people of the ecological, economic and fiscal impacts of public lands livestock grazing; (b) fully enforce environmental law to end abusive livestock grazing and/or hold public lands grazing permittees accountable for their activity; and (c) amend federal law to allow for the voluntary retirement of federal grazing permits for $175 per animal unit month. If voluntary permit buyout legislation is enacted, livestock grazing can be ended for an average of $13.45 for each acre in the program.