Sample grazing allotments on Ranger Districts in the Northern Region (USDA Forest Service) were surveyed by questionaire to determine the feasibility of increasing grazing capacity through additional range improvements. The survey included an inventory of existing grazing capacity and the specific kind and cost of proposed improvements. Costs of improvements were amortized and aggregated for each Forest Service Planning Area. The resulting costs were compared with the increased grazing capacity measured in animal unit months (AUM) to determine the cost per additional unit of capacity.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "Grazing on National Forest System Lands: Cost of Increasing Capacity in the Northern Region" (1978). Forestry. Paper 23.