The Myth About Livestock Waters on Western Public Lands

Several years ago I accompanied U.S. Forest Service staff on a horseback inspection of a livestock grazing allotment in the arid Superstition Mountains of the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. As we neared a muddy stock tank perched on a chaparral-covered hill we scared off several mule deer that were taking a drink. The …

Holistic Resource Management (HRM) Grazing Plans Are Degenerative

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, who has convinced many people that he is an environmental guru. His followers in Arizona are led …

Public Land Ranching Is A Government Subsidized Legal Racket

Public land ranchers like to complain that they are treated unfairly by federal land managers that oversee their operations,  but many are benefiting from lots of  government assistance.

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