The Extent of Public Lands Grazing

Jurisdiction

Animal Unit Months

Acres

  Federal Lands    
  Bureau of Land Management

7,872,8191

163,311,163 2

  National Park Service

81,752 3

< 3,000,000 4

  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

258,166 5

1,416,005 6

  USDA-Forest Service

7,963,2337

89,550,382 8

  Subtotal (federal lands)

16,175,970

± 257,277,550

  State Lands    
  Arizona

1,185,030 9

8,400,000 10

  California

*

75,00010

  Colorado

598,980 11

2,600,00010

  Idaho

240,000 12

1,900,00010

  Montana

1,090,000 13

4,100,00010

  Nevada

*

110,00010

  New Mexico

135,937 14

8,000,00010

  Oregon

68,844 15

550,00010

  Utah

198,000 16

3,150,00010

  Washington

*

873,000 17

  Wyoming

900,000 18

3,600,00010

  Subtotal (state lands)

±4,416,791

33,358,000

  TOTALS

±20,592,761

± 290,635,550

* Data unavailable.


1 AUMs in eleven western states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY). Bureau of Land Management. 2003. PUBLIC LAND STATISTICS 2002. (data reported for fiscal year 2002 [Oct. 2001-Sept. 2002], as of Dec. 17, 2002).
2 Acres in eleven western states. GAO. 1992. Rangeland management: profile of the Bureau of Land Management’s grazing allotments and permits. RCED 92-213FS. Government Accounting Office. Washington, DC. 
3 Joyce, L. A. 1989. An analysis of the range forage situation in the United States: 1989-2040. Gen. Tech. Rep . RM-180. USDA-Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Exp . Stn. Fort Collins, CO.
4 Parks, monuments, and memorials administered by the National Park Service in eleven western states. Jacobs, L. 1991. Waste of the West. Lynn Jacobs, Tucson, AZ: 473.
5 All units of National Wildlife Refuge System. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001.  National wildlife refuges – grazing and haying. Available at www.refuges.fws.gov/habitat/grazinghaying.html. (data from 1994; accessed May 2001). 
6 All units of National Wildlife Refuge System. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. National wildlife refuges – grazing and haying. Available at www.refuges.fws.gov/habitat/grazinghaying.html. (data from 1994; accessed May 2001). 
7 Permitted AUMs on national forests and national grasslands. USDA-Forest Service. 2000. Grazing statistical summary FY 2000. USDA-Forest Service, Range Management. Washington, DC. Available at http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ftp/docs/graz_stat_2000.pdf.
8 Forest Service acres grazed in all or parts of fifteen western states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY). GAO. 1993. Rangeland management: profile of the Forest Service’s grazing allotments and permittees. RCED 93-141FS. Government Accounting Office. Washington, DC.
9 Steven Williams, Arizona State Lands Department, pers. comm. June 28, 2001.
10 Baldwin, P. and B. Cody. 1996.  Survey of grazing programs in western states. Report for Congress. Congressional Research Service. Washington, DC.
11 Jeannie Barber, Colorado State Lands Board, pers. comm. July 17, 2001.
12 Jon Marvel, Western Watersheds Project, pers. comm. June 20, 2001.
13 Kevin Chappell, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, pers. comm. June 27, 2001.
14 Dennis Garcia, New Mexico Department of Lands, pers. comm. Aug. 1, 2001.
15 Nancy Pustis, Oregon Department of State Lands, pers. comm. June 26, 2001. 
16 Carter, J. 2001. Hunters and wildlife supporters: it’s not bears, cougars, or coyotes – it’s livestock! Willow Creek Ecology. Mendon, UT. (handout).
17 McClure, R. 2001. Leasing state land for grazing yields little profit, analysis finds. Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 6, 2001).  Available at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/30273_graze06.shtml.
18 Matt Hubler, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, pers. comm. July 23, 2001.