The following USFS and BLM Regulations, Codes and Handbooks are the current “bibles” that inform, regulate and guide federal rangeland management. Congress-people and aides that are working on the public land livestock grazing issue should be nominally aware of these:
As pointed out above, these regulations that govern USFS grazing provide sufficient authority to address potential harm to natural resources in circumstances such as prolonged drought, yet they are not acting.
This Manual, revised in 2009, sets forth the objectives, responsibilities, and policies for the management and administration of livestock grazing on Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) public lands, exclusive of Alaska.
H-4180 describes the authorities, objectives, and policies that guide the implementation of BLM’s Healthy Rangeland Initiative. Implementation provides for the assessment of public land health, and for taking appropriate action to achieve, or make progress toward achieving, specified rangeland health standards.