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  • Trouble on the Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was supposed to be a grand experiment in collaborative management, but the current board’s push to expand grazing and curtail public input has led to clashes with local environmentalists

  • Older and wiser

    Older and wiser

    Two public lands and grazing stories as much about process and potential as on-the-ground changes.

  • Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing

    Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing

    Moving beyond stalemate to meaningful reform in Utah.

  • 'Zero-Cow' initiative splits Sierra Club

    A proposed Sierra Club initiative to end all public-lands logging reveals the distance between urban environmentalists and their rural counterparts in places like northern New Mexico, where poor Hispanics rely on grazing small herds.

  • California monument welcomes cattle

    Environmentalists, ranchers and land managers are arguing over the future of cattle grazing on the newly designated Carrizo Plain National monument in California, where the BLM has long relied on cattle to help control weeds.

  • Cow-free crowd ignores science, sprawl

    Welfare Ranching’s authors, George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson, are romantics who ignore the threat of sprawl and the studies of scientists in their quest to ban all cattle grazing on the West’s public lands.

  • Ranching advocates lack a rural vision

    Ranching West of the 100th Meridian is a book of essays that promotes the false idea that Westerners must choose between condos and cows in a landscape never meant for cattle grazing.

  • Dear Friends

    A blizzard of mail; keeping us on our toes; more corrections

  • Grazing foes float a buyout

    Anti-grazing groups are trying to convince Congress to buy out ranchers' grazing allotments on public land, but resistance on the part of permit holders may stop the effort.

  • Land plan attracts an anti-grazing gorilla

    A draft plan by Moffat County, Colo., commissioners to turn over control of 1.7 million acres of federal land to local trustees draws the ire of environmentalist Jon Marvel of the Western Watersheds Project.

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