The public comment period for proposed updates to the rangeland management directives has been extended by 60 days. The comment period will now end on April 17th. The official notice was published in the Federal Register on Thursday and is currently available on the public inspection page for the Federal Register.
This effort includes updates to Forest Service Manual 2200, Forest Service Handbook 2209.13 and Forest Service Handbook 2209.16. These directives guide the agency’s grazing permit administration and grazing allotment management and have not been updated since the early 1990s. As a reminder, you can review the proposed rangeland management directives along with supplemental information on the proposed rangeland management directives updates webpage.
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