The BLM has the gall to say adaptive management will be a “benefit” to the public because they claim it will “reduce” the damage from on-going livestock use.
To the BLM, if they can “reduce” the impacts of cattle, this is good enough to permit the continued vandalism of public resources. It is analogous to punching someone in the face ten times a day and then saying you will “benefit them by reducing it to five times a day.
The issue is that no one should have to tolerate being punched. It should be the same with public lands grazing. If any damage to public resources results from private business interests, livestock grazing should be terminated.