Allotment Status in Montana

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in Montana yielded 5,320 unique rows after removing 265 duplicates.  The duplicates corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

The breakdown by category shows a majority with custodial status.

  • Improve: 723
  • Maintain: 1,775
  • Custodial: 2,818
  • Unclassified: 4

About 14% of the allotments are in the Improve category.

The breakdown by acreage shows over half of the land in the Maintain category:

  • Improve: 2,792,183
  • Maintain: 4,376,902
  • Custodial: 1,026,768
  • Unclassified: 28,487

Roughly 34% of the acreage does not meet standards for rangeland health.

The condition of the custodial allotments is not known.

Privately owned livestock can access over eight million acres of BLM lands in the state, compared to 27,000 acres for wild horses.

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

RELATED: Status of Allotments in California.

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