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In the Southwestern Regions of the US Forest Service, Arizona, New Mexico, livestock operations on National Forest Service lands were reduced by  1/3 in the 9-year time period from 2000 to 2009.

2000 2009 Reduction Percent Loss
# permittees 1536 985 551 35.9%
HMS 1459131 1002216 456915 31.3%
Animal Unit Months 1695245 1123033 572212 33.8%

This information is from the US Forest Service, Annual Grazing Statistical Report which can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/reports/index.shtml

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