It is common practice for the Forest Service to issue permits for tracts of public lands to be used by ranchers to graze livestock. In Mt. Hood National Forest approximately 15% of the forest landscape is open to grazing, that's 159,877 acres of grazing in Mt Hood's watersheds! Impacts of grazing have been well documented and indicate degraded water quality, impacted soils, and prevalence of invasive plant species. Mt. Hood National Forest is home to five grazing allotments. Find more details about specific grazing allotments at the link below.