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High Country News April 20, 1992

The government's investigative agency says, again, cows aren't good for the arid West

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'Disaster, disaster on the range,' report says

The General Accounting Office (GAO) has repeatedly criticized the Bureau of Land Management's handling of livestock grazing on the nation's public lands, citing overgrazed, cattle being favored over wildlife, lack of land management planning, and grazing of excess numbers of livestock.

Conversation

An old-timer talks about new times

When Lloyd Todd joined the U.S. Forest Service in 1957, choices were much simpler than they are now. "At one time, we'd have said this is how much timber we're going to cut, period," he says. "Then there might have been an article or two in the paper, and I might have taken a cussing or two, but that would have been it."

Perspective

Blowing the whistle while covering your ass

Some survival tips for whistleblowers: Copy everything, take notes, know who your friends are, test the system but don't trust your boss. And always tell your family before you fight the good fight.

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