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Grazing Program


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.

Competitive bids for expiring permits will be accepted during the month of April.   Those permits which are expiring June 30, 2022 and will be offered competitively will be posted on the website by February of 2022.  Click here for more information about the grazing permit competitive bidding process.

NEW REQUIREMENT:  All applications, renewals, assignments, and subleases must include a copy of the brand registration card.

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).