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BLM Idaho Success Story

Training, multi-agency partnership inspire over 100 Idaho ranchers to engage in range monitoring

Did you know that public land managers and over 100 ranchers work together to cooperatively monitor Idaho's rangelands and improve range health? A partnership between BLM, Idaho Department of Agriculture, University of Idaho Rangeland Center and Extension Office and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission provides training to ranchers and agency officials on proper rangeland monitoring and teaches key BLM protocols.

To participate or learn more contact Brooke Jacobson, ISDA Rangeland Program Monitoring Specialist, at (208) 332-8561 or email

BLM and partners work together to monitor Idaho's rangelands
(Photo BLM Idaho)

A five-way partnership provides training to ranchers and agency officials for the proper way to do range monitoring, and specifies the key BLM protocols to follow. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture and BLM worked out the details on the monitoring protocols, ensuring that the data collected will become part of the BLM grazing allotment files. Also helping with the program are the University of Idaho Extension Service, U of I Rangeland Center and the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission.