Did you know that the federal agencies charged with managing our public lands permit livestock grazing in desert ecosystems?
Republicans have launched the biggest attack on America’s public lands since President Ronald Reagan gave political legitimacy to the Sagebrush Rebellion by appointing James Watt Secretary of the Interior in 1981.
Proponents of livestock management systems called holistic resource management (HRM) often claim that they are a form of regenerative agriculture, but HRM grazing systems are degenerative in arid environments. HRM was invented by a fellow named Allan Savory. He claims that disturbances caused by livestock grazing are natural because vegetation co-evolved with herds of wild …
Public land ranchers like to complain that they are treated unfairly by the federal land managers that oversee their operations – but at the same time they are receiving large government subsidies.
In the wake of the fiasco created by public lands rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada, some ranchers are making excuses for him by claiming the problem was caused by the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service are managing our public lands.