Status of Allotments in California

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in California yielded 659 unique rows after filtering out 110 duplicates.  The duplicates corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

The breakdown by category shows about half with custodial status:

  • Improve: 163
  • Maintain: 174
  • Custodial: 318
  • Unclassified: 4

About one fourth of the allotments are in the Improve category.

Roughly 62% of the land does not meet standards for rangeland health, according to the breakdown by public acres:

  • Improve: 3,642,971
  • Maintain: 1,800,170
  • Custodial: 463,542
  • Unclassified: 1,972

For every acre in the Maintain category, there are two acres in the Improve category.

The condition of the Custodial allotments is not known.

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

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

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