Livestock grazing is a common landuse on both public and private lands in the Great Basin. Under proper management livestock can function as a tool to manage vegetation, while under improper management livestock can do extensive damage to Great Basin ecosystems. The resources below provide a starting point for exploring the rules, regulations, and best management practices relevant to grazing in the Great Basin.

ATTRA National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service on Pasture, Rangeland and Grazing Management
This document discusses the different types, management strategies, and expected yields of pasture based livestock production systems.  Information on weed management is also included and an extensive list of related documents from ATTRA and other sources is included at the end.

EPA Pasture, Rangeland, and Grazing Operations - Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Information on best management practices for controlled grazing, manure management, control of nonpoint source pollution and more can be found here.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Range and Pasture Handbook
The NRCS National Range and Pasture Handbook describes in detail the policies and procedures that the NRCS uses to aid landowners in planning and applying resource conservation practices on their land. The first chapter discusses the authority, mission and goals of the institution and the following chapters provide useful information on specific management practices, applications and ideas. 

Prescribed Grazing Resources from University of Idaho
This page provides a variety of resources related to the use of prescribed grazing to manage vegetation, including a handbook titled Livestock Grazing Guidelines for Controlling Noxious Weeds in the Western United States.

US Forest Service Rangelands Laws, Regulations and Policies
Here the US Forest Service provides links to all the laws relevant to the institution’s involvement in range management, including the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978. Links related to rangeland ecology, multiple use management, and grazing statistical summary reports can also be found on the menu of this page. 

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