Status of Allotments in Nevada

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in Nevada yielded 781 unique rows after filtering out 317 duplicates.  The duplicates corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

The breakdown across the three defined categories is fairly even:

  • Improve: 264
  • Maintain: 262
  • Custodial: 223
  • Unclassified: 32

With 34% of the allotments in the Improve category, you might conclude that rangeland health in Nevada is not that bad.

However, the breakdown by public acreage tells a different story:

  • Improve: 27,101,387
  • Maintain: 8,969,671
  • Custodial: 4,798,196
  • Unclassified: 1,060,381

Roughly 65% of the land does not meet standards for rangeland health.  For every acre in the Maintain category, you have three acres in the Improve category.  The condition of the custodial allotments is not known.

Privately owned livestock can access 42 million acres of BLM lands in the state, compared to 15 million acres for wild horses and burros.

Western Horse Watchers has not been able to find a reporting system for allotments managed by the Forest Service.

RELATED: Allotment Status in Colorado.

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