Cattle & Range Resources
by Larry Walker, the editor of Range
The following links are for information purposes only. They are organized
under each of the six articles in Cascadia Times' series on the BLM
of The West: Public Lands Ranching, by Lynn Jacobs 1991
entire book is now online. Excellent depth, documentation, references.
If you don't use any of the other links - DO use this one).
Cowfree 21st Century
this is one of my pages. No original content, but LOTS of links including
many of those listed below)
Atlantic Monthly's take on cows.
Hudak's critique of the Atlantic Monthly article. Thorough with excellent/extensive
Head 'em up, move 'em out
Lawsuits, water, riparian issues
Natural Desert Association
of livestock influences on stream and riparian ecosystems in the western
Natural Desert Association Litigation
Index and Summary of Significant Grazing Litigation (1973-1997)
Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: A Rare Undisturbed Watershed in
Northern Utah 5/4/97 Field Trip with Dr. Robert Ohmart, Arizona State
University (a 30 minute video) (tour and discussion of healthy stream/riparian)
Breaking the Law for 60 Years
History of BLM and the western range
for the Department of Interior to initiate rulemaking to establish procedural
and substantive standards to govern the Bureau of Land Management's
(BLM) determinations of those areas of BLM land that are "chiefly
valuable for grazing and raising forage crops" as required by the
Taylor Grazing Act.
Disenchantment in the Land of Enchantment
Domenici, New Mexico & El Maipais
two articles are not specific to Domenici & El Maipais, but they
dig into things in New Mexico pretty thoroughly.)
City Slicker's Guide to Welfare Ranching in New Mexico.
Public Lands: Grazed to the Bone. Livestock grazing is by far the single
most destructive activity on Southwestern public lands.
The beef against the BLM
Overview of BLM
are historic documents that give lots of insight into how policy on
grazing public lands administered by BLM evolved. Basically, a committee
of foxes wrote the rules for managing the chickens. The first two also
illustrate how the government failed to "identify lands chiefly
valuable for grazing" as alleged in Bill's petition discussed in
Part 2 from the git-go).
Management Under the Taylor Grazing Act. Presented by F. R. Carpenter
(first Director of the Grazing Service) at Montana State College, January
Farrington R. Carpenter. An interview with the first Director of the
Grazing Service by the Bureau of Land Management, October 17, 1971.
Taylor Grazing Act in Colorado
Corporate Cowboys Hold Most Federal Grazing Permits
Who & grazing fees
From the Taxpayer
Subsidies for Natural Resource Development. http://www.house.gov/resources/105cong/democrat/subsidy.htm
Resources Defense Council
environmental and financial cost of cattle grazing on
U.S. public land is no chickenfeed.
Real Welfare Queens
Welfare Cowboys Ride the Range
and ranching industry groups, claiming changes in federal grazing policy
will hurt small "mom and pop" ranchers, are playing loose
with the facts. A majority of public land is controlled by a few wealthy
individuals and corporations. http://www.fguardians.org/$$cowboy.htm
of Commercial Livestock Grazing On Your Public Lands (an 8 minute video)
(Kind of spans all topics. Lead in has brief discussion of who uses
public lands for grazing).
BLM makes life rough for Whistleblower
Whistleblowers (I am not aware of anything on the web about
BLM whistleblowers. These are Forest Service and Fish & Wildlife.
The climate is similar.)
Center for Biological Diversity
Blowers: Land Management Personnel Speak Out.
Biologists Blast Forest Service
Southwestern Biologist Resigns: Cites frustration with Forest Service
mismanagement of grazing, logging, and personnel.
Forest Service Biologist Blasts Agency Mismanagement - Calls for dismissal
of key leaders, end to livestock grazing in Southwest, scientific review
of damage to watersheds and endangered species.
Forest Service Whistleblowers Speak Out On Overgrazing, Logging, Abuse
of Biologists in Southwest.
on the Issue of Grazing on Public Lands
A Public Rangeland Almanac
Guardian's Grazing Page
Natural Desert Association
Public Rangeland Forum http://www.hotboards.com/powerforum/pwrforum.exe?who=rangeforum&all=yes
(interactive, lots of current alerts and news)
Center for Biological Diversity's "Oust the Cows" page
Public Lands Grazing Activist
"Cattle Grazing on Public Lands" page
to Some of the Livestock Industry's Favorite Sites
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