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  • Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem

    Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem

    Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.

  • The Big Buyout

    Tough economics, drought, and increasing clashes with other public-lands users are leading some ranchers to consider taking the "golden saddle" – a check from conservationists in exchange for their grazing permits

  • Buyouts by the numbers

    The various grazing buyout proposals offer different amounts to ranchers in exchange for retiring their grazing permits

  • One BLM district grabs the bull by the horns

    On the Upper Deschutes area of Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management is working to move cows off the public land

  • New grazing rules ride on doctored science

    The Bureau of Land Management rewrote a scientific report critical of its new grazing rules, and two veteran scientists have quit the agency in protest

  • Rangeland Revival

    The Quivira Coalition wants to bring peace and prosperity to the West’s public grazing lands, but some critics question whether the collaboration-based group can accomplish its goals

  • Yellowstone grazing allotments

    Buyouts and tradeoffs

  • Sheep v. Sheep

    Bighorn sheep and longtime sheep ranchers face off in Hells Canyon, where a legal battle over public-lands grazing could cause ripples across the West.

  • Reckless rancher cuts sweet deal in D.C.

    The Bush administration cuts a deal with Wyoming rancher Harvey Frank Robbins Jr., and orders the Worland BLM office to back off on enforcing grazing regulations

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