Most trust lands are scattered within Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allotments and are permitted to BLM permittees. However, there are a few blocks of trust lands that are fenced separately from federal allotments and are currently permitted at premium rates. Trust land grazing permits have 15-year terms, but can be cancelled after a 30 day notice for a higher or better use.
The following forms can be used to facilitate your grazing permit:
Grazing Permit Application – Apply for new grazing permits on trust lands available and suitable for grazing. This form must be accompanied with a $75 application fee and the first year’s grazing assessment and weed fee.
Grazing Permit Assignment Form (Individual) and Grazing Permit Assignment Form (Corporation) – These forms are used to transfer grazing permits from one permittee to another with existing terms and conditions.
Grazing Range Improvement Application – This form must be submitted to apply for range improvement on trust lands such as wells, troughs, ponds, seeding, fences, etc.
Grazing Application for Reduced Use or Non-Use – Trust lands allows for reduced use or non-use of grazing permits for emergencies only, such as drought. This form must be accompanied by a $20 processing fee.
Grazing Subleasing Application – This form must be submitted and approved before a grazing permit can be subleased to another individual. The sublease fee is $1 per AUM or a 50:50 split of sublease rate profits.
Grazing Assignment of Collateral – This form is used to collaterally assign the permit to a bank or lender who has a lien on the purchase of a grazing permit. It must be accompanied by a $50 application fee.
Contact information for the grazing program:
Scott Chamberlain (435-893-2979, cell phone 435-979-6494, 2031 South Industrial Park Road, Richfield, UT 84701) administers grazing permits in Southwestern Utah (see map).
Slate Stewart (435-893-2981, cell phone 801-455-5804, 2031 South Industrial Park Road, Richfield, UT 84701) administers grazing permits in Southeastern Utah (see map).
Ethan Hallows (801-538-5134, cell phone 435-503-2118, 675 East 500 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84102) administers grazing permits in Northern Utah (see map).