Excerpt from the report Introduction: Of the 152 national forests, about 100 are important for grazing. There are roughly 10,000 grazing allotments, some used by individual operators, others used jointly by community groups. The demand for national-forest range far exceeds its capacity. The principles guiding grazing administration on the national forests are: 1. The protection and conservative use of all national-forest land adapted to grazing consistent with the protection of other important uses of the land. 2. The permanent good of the livestock industry through proper care and improvement of the grazing lands. 3. The continued stability of the established ranch owners using the range.