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Public Lands Grazing

Goals of Public Land Managers

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There are many U.S. agencies that manage public lands, all with different mandates, goalsand potential usages.

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National forests, parks, wildlife refuges, national monuments, and state trust lands. Each of these land designations come with different rules and regulations that effect the goals, management, and outcomes on these public-owned lands. The links below provide an introduction to the goals of the different federal and state agencies involved in the management and regulation of grazing on public lands in the U.S. There are also links to additional resources to learn more about how public lands are managed, the goals of different agencies, and how and why decisions about land management are made.