Duck Creek Decision Overturned

Several years ago, livestock permittees in Rich County asked the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to alter grazing practices on the Duck Creek Allotment....

Anderson (1991): A Review of Bluebunch Wheatgrass Studies

Anderson (1991): A Review of Bluebunch Wheatgrass...

The comment below appears in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Livestock Grazing Plan Amendment EIS (Environmental Impact Statement): Appendix...

The BLM Apparently Can’t Count

The BLM Apparently Can’t Count

An article on this same topic, the BLM’s counting abilities, appeared on the editorial page of a local newspaper. I’m still unclear why anyone...

Cows and Other Ruminants Actually Prefer Crested Wheatgrass

Cows and Other Ruminants Actually Prefer...

I have many problems with the article by Ken Cole that’s cited below, but the statement I found most ridiculous is highlighted in red. In paragraph three...

Half the Time, Precipitation is Below Average

Half the Time, Precipitation is Below Average

I’m probably nitpicking. Recently, I read several statements about precipitation and how it “should’ affect stocking rate of livestock in the Grand...

The First of Many Exclosure Studies

The First of Many Exclosure Studies

Anderson and Inouye (2001) is commonly used to show it takes a very long time for arid range sites to recover from grazing, which it can. However, in my...

Is Livestock Grazing Detrimental to Sage-grouse?

Is Livestock Grazing Detrimental to Sage-grouse?

Beck and Mitchell (2000) is a review paper used to describe the negative effects of livestock grazing on sage-grouse. It is a peer-reviewed article, and...

Should a Handful of Peer-Reviewed Articles Dictate Land Management Policy?

Should a Handful of Peer-Reviewed Articles...

When I think about rangeland science, I think of it as a big puzzle. Each scientific study related to rangelands is a piece of the puzzle. A single study...

Can Public Lands Continue to be Grazed and Still Recover?

Can Public Lands Continue to be Grazed and...

I recently found an article by Yorks et al. (1989). In my opinion, I thought it told a positive story about public land management. Yorks et al. objective...

Why Does the Federal Government Own So Much Land?

Why Does the Federal Government Own So Much...

I have no intention of arguing the constitutionality of the federal government owning land. The U.S. federal government has always owned land and at times...