CFB Policy Watch: BLM Calls for Comment on Grazing Rules

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking steps to improve administration of grazing regulations on public lands. The BLM has published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement considering proposed revisions to the agency’s grazing regulations.

As part of this process, the agency is hosting listening sessions in four states in the West:

  • Miles City, Montana: February 6, at the Sleep Inn and Suites, 1006 S. Haynes Ave., from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: February 11 at the Las Palmas Grill, 201 East University Ave., from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Elko, Nevada: February 18 at the Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Casper, Wyoming: February 20, at the Casper Events Center, 1 Events Dr., from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

“The proposed revisions will update, modernize and streamline the grazing regulations and provide greater flexibility for land and resource management. Through this rulemaking, the BLM seeks to improve existing land-use planning and grazing permitting procedures,” reads the notice in the Federal Registrar.

Share your story, and tell the BLM your experience with grazing permits. Your input is important in ensuring that regulations are clear and fair for ranchers working on federal lands. To share your story, provide written comments or attend one of the listening sessions listed above. Comments on the proposed regulation revisions may be submitted in writing until March 6.

Click here for meeting information, announcements, instructions on how to provide comments and pertinent documents.


By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.