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  • 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

  • Grazing buyouts help land and ranchers

    Some Western ranchers, fed up with economic problems and other conflicts, are handing over their grazing allotments to conservation groups in exchange for a healthy check

  • 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

  • Public-lands ranchers: Should you trust this man?

    Paul Larmer interviews longtime activist Andy Kerr, director of the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign, about grazing buyouts and the future of public-lands ranching

  • Follow-up

    Fish and Wildlife Service biologists in talks with Army Corps over Missouri River; Wyoming rancher Frank Robbins holds protest rally; "Volunteer Grazing Permit Buying Act" in Congress; and Interior ordered to pay tribes $2 million to make up for drilling

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