Allotment Status in New Mexico

The Allotment Information report in RAS for all districts and field offices in New Mexico yielded 1,703 unique rows after removing 167 duplicates.  The duplicates corresponded to allotments with more than one permit.

The breakdown by category shows about 43% with custodial status:

  • Improve: 427
  • Maintain: 534
  • Custodial: 738
  • Unclassified: 4

One fourth of the allotments fall into the Improve category.

Approximately 49% of the land does not meet standards for rangeland health, according to the breakdown by public acres:

  • Improve: 4,294,513
  • Maintain: 3,440,236
  • Custodial: 1,006,452
  • Unclassified: 8,367

Roughly 39% of the land falls into the Maintain category.

The condition of the Custodial allotments is not known.

Privately owned livestock can access almost nine million acres of BLM lands in the state, compared to 25,000 acres for wild horses.

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

RELATED: Allotment Status in Montana.

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