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The KFO Rangeland Management Program administers:

  • approximately 385,675 acres of public land
  • with about 145 permitees for livestock grazing
  • on 243 allotments
  • with approximately 36,900 AUMs


Grazing Permit Renewals

Comment period open (see press release)

Press Release (*.PDF, 86kb)

Notice of Public Scoping:   North Park (PDF, 6kb)       Middle Park (PDF, 6kb)

Maps:                                  North Park (PDF, 889kb)   Middle Park (PDF, 865kb)

List of Allotments to be renewed

An interactive map and more information about other grazing permits or allotments can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/ras

Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.



General Information

Need for Grazing:

The KFO manages its rangelands to meet the needs of the local ranchers who depend on their BLM grazing permits to sustain their ranching operations and the general public as part of the multiple use philosophy. 

Land Health:

The KFO is also dedicated to bring all allotments into compliance with the Standards for Public Land Health in Colorado.  Rest rotation and deferred rotation grazing systems have been implemented on the livestock grazing allotments wherever practical.  Rotation grazing systems have proven beneficial to the range resource and will maintain or improve the condition of the range and allow the native vegetation to continue to dominate the region.  Proper livestock grazing management is also a strong deterrent to the establishment or expansion of weeds.

Goals of Range Monitoring Program:

  • ensure livestock grazing is compatible with vegetation and long-term rangeland health
  • ensure livestock properly graze a particular allotment or pasture within an allotment
  • use trend analysis to monitor long term trend of the vegetation health
  • determine if project installation and changes in livestock grazing systems are producing the desired results

Rangeland Projects:

The following are examples of rangeland projects used to help improve the grazing opportunities and land health:

  • fences to aid in livestock distribution
  • spring developments
  • pipelines
  • water troughs
  • sagebrush vegetation treatments
  • other habitat improvements