Agencies Reduce Grazing Fees for Federal Land

From: The Hill

“Conservation groups criticized the change, saying the fees were already far too low to pay for managing the lands. “BLM’s own records reveal that much of the sagebrush West is in severely degraded condition due to excessive commercial livestock grazing,” Kirsten Stade, advocacy director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said in a statement. “Lowering already ultra-low grazing fees only encourages more abuse of public rangelands.””

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