Range Management Program
The ISDA Range Program provides support, coordination, and expertise to Idaho rangeland livestock producers and land and wildlife management agencies for planning and management of vegetation and other rangeland resources utilizing the best available science and best management practices.
Services are provided through collaborative efforts such as the cooperative rangeland monitoring program, Sage Grouse Local Working Groups, and indirectly through support of the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission, the Idaho Rangeland Committee, the Idaho Cattle and Idaho Wool Growers Associations and the Society for Range Management. ISDA Range Program staff also participate in rangeland-related workshops and symposia.
The staff also provide technical expertise and support to state and industry entities in reviewing various federal environmental impact statements, federal environmental assessments and other state and federal proposals that impact grazing, vegetation management or other rangeland resources or uses important to the livestock industry. These services are provided per Idaho Code Title 22, Chapter 1, Section 22-103(23).