Allotment Status in Arizona

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in Arizona yielded 824 unique rows after filtering out 36 duplicates.  The duplicates corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

The breakdown by category shows a majority with custodial status.

  • Improve: 203
  • Maintain: 183
  • Custodial: 435
  • Unclassified: 3

With 25% of the allotments in the Improve category, you might conclude that grazing lands in Arizona are in fairly good shape.

The breakdown by acreage shows a greater disparity:

  • Improve: 5,103,211
  • Maintain: 3,507,113
  • Custodial: 2,748,535
  • Unclassified: 119,374

Roughly 44% of the land does not meet standards for rangeland health.  For every acre in the Maintain category, there are 1.5 acres in the Improve category.

The condition of the custodial allotments is not known.

Privately owned livestock can access over 11 million acres of BLM lands in the state, compared to 1.5 million acres for wild horses and burros.

The status of allotments managed by the Forest Service is unknown.

RELATED: Status of Allotments in Nevada.

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