How to Retire Your Grazing Permit/Lease for Compensation
Voluntary grazing permit/lease buyout provides federal grazing permittees
and lessees the option to waive their grazing permits or leases to the
appropriate managing agency in exchange for compensation; upon payment,
the government cancels the permit/lease and closes the associated grazing
allotment(s) to commercial livestock grazing.
The National Public Lands Grazing Campaign is devoting significant resources
to pursue opportunities to enact legislation in the United States Congress
to authorize site-specific voluntary grazing permit buyout programs. These
opportunities usually develop from a shared goal among conservationists
and ranchers to retire grazing permit(s)/leases(s) in a particular area,
effective communication and cooperation among key interest groups, and
hard-nosed dedication to pass permit buyout legislation in Congress.