Status of Allotments in Oregon

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in Oregon yielded 1,952 unique rows after filtering out 389 duplicates.  Those rows corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

Duplicate rows should not be removed if you want to compute the total AUMs permitted on BLM lands in the state.

Western Horse Watchers has not found a reporting system for allotments managed by the Forest Service.

The breakdown by category includes a large number of allotments with custodial status:

  • Improve: 427
  • Maintain: 392
  • Custodial: 1,131
  • Unclassified: 2

Approximately 22% of the allotments are in the Improve category, suggesting that rangeland health in Oregon is not that bad, although the condition of the custodial allotments is not known.

The breakdown by acreage tells a different story:

  • Improve: 8,342,328
  • Maintain: 4,279,579
  • Custodial: 753,636
  • Unclassified: 99,939

Approximately 62% of the land does not meet standards for rangeland health.

There is no category for blaming substandard conditions on wild horses and burros.

Privately owned livestock can access over 15 million acres of BLM lands in the state, compared to three million acres for wild horses and burros.

RELATED: Allotment Status in Idaho.

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