Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission

The Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission is a state agency whose primary mission is to sustain and enhance Idaho's rangelands and ranching heritage through public education.

We provide educational materials for K-12 teachers and students, helpful resources for ranchers and information and tips for outdoor recreationists.

Mission Statement

To provide programs that result in an informed public that understands and supports balanced responsible management of Idaho’s economically vital private and public rangelands.

Nearly half of Idaho is classified as rangeland. Eighty percent of rangelands are managed by either a federal or state agency. It is essential for the citizens of Idaho to have a good understanding of the ecology and management of these lands. IRRC's role is to create programs and materials to increase public understanding of the ecology of Idaho's rangelands and how they are managed.

IRRC's goals

  • To increase public understanding that Idaho’s rangelands are a renewable source of important consumer products and environmental values.
  • To provide, coordinate, and disseminate factual information about the economic and environmental aspects of grazing management practices.
  • To promote public support for Idaho’s livestock industry.
  • To help achieve and maintain a healthy livestock industry through responsible rangeland stewardship.
  • To advocate balanced use of rangeland resources.

The Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission is prohibited by law from advocating specific legislation or political candidates. It is a state agency with an educational mission. The IRRC is not a regulatory agency.

A volunteer board of five voting members, nominated by the aforementioned organizations and appointed by the Governor, governs the IRRC. They each serve a five-year term.

Contact Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission

Contact Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission

Gretchen Hyde
Executive Director
3791 Van Dussen Rd
PO Box 126
Emmett, Idaho  83617
Phone: (208) 398-7002


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho