The County’s involvement in grazing policy almost exclusively involves grazing on public lands. The County is firmly in support of public lands grazing for two main reasons. Primarily, grazing is an essential management tool that has many ecological benefits. The cultural aspect is also important as the grazing allotments support family farms and ranches, some of which have been managed by the same family for over 100 years. The County Natural Resources Department oversees a Range Advisory Board, made up of ranchers in Siskiyou County, and frequently coordinates with the Supervisors, Siskiyou County Cattlemen's, and the County's UC Cooperative Extension Livestock Advisor. For more information on the County's policies regarding public lands grazing, please refer to the Grazing Policy
as adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 20, 2015.