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Overgrazing: Feds move to end it

April 8, 1991

The Forest Service claims parts of the Big Cimarron grazing allotment on the Uncompahgre National Forest are chronically overgrazed, and says the bulk of the area should be managed for recreation and the protection of its rivers and lakes.

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Overgrazing: Feds move to end it
The Forest Service claims parts of the Big Cimarron grazing allotment on the Uncompahgre National Forest are chronically overgrazed, and says the bulk of the area should be managed for recreation and the protection of its rivers and lakes.

Perspective

Why subsidize the recovery of the wolf?
Defenders of Wildlife should work to limit, not enhance, the power of the livestock interests, and push for more equitable solutions such as a mandatory insurance policy for ranchers to compensate them for depredation.

News

Forest Service spends wilderness money on logging
Government Accounting Office (GAO) findings that the Forest Service spent nearly 40 percent of money allocated for wilderness in other areas -- including recreation and timber -- have led environmentalists and a key congressman to call for sweeping changes in the agency's structure.
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