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Rangeland Health

Cows grazing on the range.
Bureau of Land Management grazing regulations require that grazing permits issued by the BLM contain terms and conditions that ensure conformance with the Standards for Healthy Rangelands and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing Management for Public Land Administered by the BLM. The Worland Field Office completes assessments of the achievement of these standards and the results are presented in these reports. These assessments serve to inform the BLM’s determination as to whether these standards are being met and, if they are not met, whether existing grazing management practices contribute to their lack of attainment.

Standards and guidelines address the health, productivity and sustainability of public rangelands. The BLM Wyoming standards and guidelines assess the four fundamentals of rangeland health: properly functioning watersheds; naturally cycling water, nutrients and energy; acceptable air and water quality; and viable habitats for special status species.

Standards and guidelines assessments are conducted during the field season, typically May through September. The reports are written and determinations are generally made within the next fiscal year. 

FY 2013/2014 DRAFT Standards and Guidelines Assessments

Dear Interested Public and Permittees Letter - August 8, 2014

FY 2011 Standards and Guidelines Assessments

FY 2010 Standards and Guidelines Assessments