The 2012 grazing fees for leases and permits on DNR-managed state trust lands have been determined.
Grazing lease rates for 2012 will use $9.72 per animal unit month (AUM) as the basis in determining rent. Rent on grazing leases is adjusted as specified in the lease (typically after five years), when a new lease is offered, or when a lease is expiring and entering the re-lease process.
Permit fees for 2012 will be $7.78 per AUM for cattle and $2.49 per AUM for sheep. Permit fees are adjusted annually and differ from lease fees in that they are set by formula in WAC 332-20-220.
By Pat Ryan, Agriculture Program Manager