Monday, August 29, 2016

Guardians: end livestock grazing on the People's ground


ip photo of cattle shitting in a sensitive watershed on the Black Hills National Forest. Note bug kill. Antimicrobials in manure kill fungal communities necessary for healthy forests. In 2014 there were eight grazing allotments on the Northern Hills district that can no longer support livestock.

WildEarth Guardians is based just up I-25 from the ranch yet they have had far-reaching influence on sage grouse and wolf protection in the Northern Rockies. The Guardians' Jeremy Nichols has litigated environmental issues in the Black Hills.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported the federal government spends at least $144 million annually managing private livestock grazing on federal public lands, but collects only $21 million in grazing fees—for a net loss of at least $123 million per year. It’s time to give ranchers a graceful way out. Join us in telling Congress to pass legislation that will allow us to work with ranchers to retire livestock grazing from our most sensitive and valuable public lands in the West. [WildEarth Guardians]
Republican welfare ranchers are the real ecoterrorists who hate subsidies unless they benefit from them.

2 comments:

freegan said...

Police Cracking Down On Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hyTPZ9101s

larry kurtz said...

Montana should be urging President Obama to decertify the Fort Peck Reservoir and to rewild the Yellowstone River to protect critical habitat for the pallid sturgeon.