Natural Resources & Public Lands

Agricultural producers have a strong historical connection to our nation’s public lands. Millions of acres of our nation’s grasslands, national forests, and other public lands are managed under the philosophy of multiple use and sustained yield.  Grazing on public lands is important for the continued economic vitality of rural communities. Consultation, cooperation, and coordination between public land managers, permittees and others are vital to insure that appropriate grazing management practices are implemented in order to meet specific multiple-use management objectives, and maintain the economic viability of the livestock operation.