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Utilization
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Utilization is a measure of how much of the forage available on an allotment has been consumed by grazing animals in a particular grazing season.  It is expressed as a percentage, sometimes by particular plant species.  Percentage ceilings are included in grazing permit decisions to manage the amount of forage consumed on an allotment. 

The photos below show utilization levels on several allotments in the Jarbidge Field Office at the end of the 2011-2012 grazing season.  
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Range management :: Grazing as multiple use | Permitting | Monitoring : Utilization | Range improvements 

utilization photo for Antelope Springs allotment, 2011-2012

 utilization photos of Cedar Creek grazing allotment, 2011-2012

utilization photos from Clover Crossing grazing allotment, 2011-2012

utilization photos from Blackrock Pocket grazing allotment, 2011-2012

photos of utilization on Bruneau Hill grazing allotment, 2011-2012

photo of utilization on Crawfish grazing allotment, 2011-2012

photo of utilization on North Coonskin pasture, 2011-2012

photo of utilization on South Coonskin pasture, 2011-2012


 
Last updated: 06-12-2014