*Excellent article about grazing on public lands. Western Watersheds is working to protect public lands and the wildlife (including wild horses) on them.*
Article here by Lydialyle Gibson
It’s Jon Marvel, AB’72, vs. cattlemen in a fight over public lands. View the slide show.
He can’t help looking. Even though Jon Marvel knows there’s probably no bluebunch wheatgrass here, that its numbers in this field have been declining for years, so that a person could walk a mile through the sagebrush—and Marvel has—without seeing a single delicate blond seedhead, he can’t help searching the ground for one. In central Idaho’s dry sage-steppe grasslands, bluebunch wheatgrass is a key native species, year-round forage for elk, deer, and antelope. It’s part of what keeps the ecosystem whole. Continued here…