Federal Grazing Fees Announced
February 1, 2013
The federal grazing fee for 2013 will be $1.35 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (FS) and $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The grazing fee for 2013 is the same as it was in 2012.
An HM or AUM – treated as equivalent measures for fee purposes – is the occupancy and use of public lands by one cow and her calf, one horse, or five sheep or goats for a month. The newly calculated grazing fee, determined by a congressional formula and effective on March 1, applies to more than 8,000 permits administered by the FS and nearly 18,000 grazing permits and leases administered by BLM.