Cows on Idaho Public Land

Idaho Rangeland Management and Grazing

In 2016, grazing on BLM managed public lands in Idaho generated $416 million in economic output, more than any other BLM state.  

BLM Idaho authorizes livestock grazing for domestic horses, sheep and cattle on more than 11,500,000 acres of public land.  This includes more than 2,100 grazing allotments, approximately 1,500 livestock operators and roughly 1,900 grazing permits.

View and download a copy of the BLM Idaho Standards for Rangeland Health and Guidelines for Livestock Grazing.

The Life on the Range website shares educational stories about the ever-changing landscape of ranching, multiple-use management, entrepreneurial spirit, family and stewardship on Idaho's rangelands.

History of Grazing:

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