What is the impact of livestock grazing on public lands?

You could, as the New York Times did in its headline over this article, respond with another question: Don’t ask. A sly attempt at making a point, OK. In any case, grazing livestock on arid and semi-arid lands – most managed by the Bureau of Land Management – has an impact, mostly bad. Now read what veteran conservationist Andy Kerr of Oregon has to say about this topic. Click on this link and have at it. Then get mad and demand that it be stopped and our native wildlife be given a chance. There is a reason, by the way, that the federal Bureau of Land Management was formerly (and still is perhaps) nicknamed the “Bureau of Livestock and Mining.”


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