Although the new rule represents a significant increase over the 2008 designation, it was 4.2 million acres fewer than the 13.9 million acres originally proposed by FWS in February, when a draft of the rule was published. All private land and much of the state land originally.
The authors of the study, led by Dr. Robert Beschta—professor emeritus at the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Forest ry—urged decision-makers at the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service to “seek and make use of” opportunities to significantly scale back or eliminate grazing for the benefit of rangeland health.
Ranchers are protesting a plan to allow hundreds of bison to migrate north out of Yellowstone National Park in winter to seek feed and shelter in an area called Gardiner Basin. Ranchers claim that the Yellowstone bison—50 percent of which are known to carry brucellosis—will endanger the health of their cattle.
29-30 in Salt Lake City, Edwin Roberson, BLM assistant director of renewable resources and planning, acknowledged to KSL News that an investigation had been initiated. However, Roberson gave no details indicating whether BLM has uncovered evidence that wild horses have in fact been sold for processing.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) celebrated 58 years of dedication to producers and breed success at their national convention held at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno, NV, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
In the latest episode of tug-o-war playing out between states’ rights and public lands, Arizona residents will be casting their votes Nov. 6 on a hotly contested ballot measure that would attempt to reclaim millions of acres of federal lands within Arizona’s borders as property of the state.
Many producers take great pride in the historical and cultural significance of their ranches, but few would want to risk the tangle of red tape and regulations that might result from seeking official recognition on a state or federal historic registry.
In a move that had animal rights activists temporarily cheering, and advocates of horse slaughter scrambling for answers, the European Commission reportedly blocked the import of U.S.-sourced horse meat processed at European Union (EU)-approved Canadian and Mexican kill plants Friday, Oct.
Skinner’s ranch is tucked into Oregon’s southeast corner, a sagestrewn, remote area of the High Desert dominated by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holdings that are largely used for livestock grazing. The region has a long history of destructive range fires.