Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978

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Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleAn Act to improve the range conditions of the public grazing lands.
Acronyms (colloquial)PRIA
NicknamesPublic Grazing Lands Improvement Act of 1978
Enacted bythe 95th United States Congress
EffectiveOctober 25, 1978
Public law95-514
Statutes at Large92 Stat. 1803
Titles amended43 U.S.C.: Public Lands
U.S.C. sections created43 U.S.C. ch. 37 § 1901 et seq.
Legislative history

The Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978 (PRIA) (Pub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 95–514) defines the current grazing fee formula and establishes rangeland monitoring and inventory procedures for Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service rangelands. The National Grasslands are exempt from PRIA.

The H.R. 10587 legislation was passed by the 95th U.S. Congressional session and enacted into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on October 25, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ Gerhard Peters; John T. Woolley. "Jimmy Carter: "Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978 Statement on Signing H.R. 10587 Into Law. ," October 27, 1978". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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