Permitted Livestock Grazing
Permitted grazing is use of rangeland resources by livestock. Grazing permittees are individuals or organizations who have acquired the privilege to graze livestock on National Forest or National Grasslands. Groups, such as Grazing Associations, often hold grazing permits.
Grazing management on rangelands today is a collaborative effort. There is a lot of public concern about management of livestock on federals lands. Gaining the understanding and cooperation of everyone involved in grazing management improves the chances for a successful program. This includes landowners, land managers, users, universities, other agencies, and the public.
- Why does the Forest Service allow livestock grazing on National Forests?
We believe that livestock grazing on these lands, if responsibly done, provides a valuable resource to the livestock owners as well as the American people.
- How do I acquire a Forest Service grazing permit?
General instructions for obtaining a permit.