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Forest Service, BLM announce grazing fee for 2015


The 2015 federal grazing fee, which is determined annually through a Congressionally-mandated formula, will increase by $0.34 on March 1.

The fee applies to more than 8,000 permits administered by the U.S. Forest Service and nearly 18,000 grazing permits and leases administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

The 2015 fee will be $1.69 per head month (HM) or animal unit month (AUM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, respectively. An HM or AUM, which are treated as equivalent measures for fee purposes, is the occupancy and use of public lands to inc...

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