BLM Plans Overhaul of Grazing Regulations
January 29, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to overhaul regulations for grazing on 155 million acres of public lands across the western United States. The BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on Tuesday (Jan. 21), and opened a public comment period and announced in-person meetings will be held in four locations.
The agency announced it is preparing an environmental impact statement on its proposed updated grazing rules, and will address grazing permit procedures, land use planning, and how best to use grazing to address and reduce wildlife risks.