Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has released a new interactive map showing which cattle ranching allotments through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) meet the land health standards and which have not.
PEER used data that it obtained through Freedom of Information of Act requests. Then using the historical data along with the land health standards in each state, it determined whether that allotment was meeting the standards set by the BLM or not.
Across the United States there are thousands of allotments, some of them large and others are tiny. In a press release PEER noted that over 54 million acres of allotments are currently failing to meet the land health standards set by the BLM, with a large quantity of those acres falling within the greater sage grouse habitat of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Nevada.