Public-Land Grazing Fees at Lowest Legal Level

From: The Daily Sentinel

“The Western Watersheds Project, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians on Thursday criticized the fee reduction in a joint news release. They say many BLM grazing allotments are in poor condition due to excessive livestock grazing. They also contend the 1966 fair-market value set for grazing would be $9.47 per AUM/HM today if adjusted for inflation, the current fee fails to account for marked growth in cow sizes over the decades, and it is a small fraction of private land lease costs.”

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