Broads cut its teeth on grazing issues in the west. We are currently advocating for policy that allows grazing permit holders to voluntarily retire their permits. Read Felicity Barringer’s NY Times story that describes a complaint that the BLM ignores the environmental impacts of livestock grazing on arid lands.
Millions of cattle graze on public lands all over the West and have done so for more than a century. But a new complaint filed by an environmental group charges that despite Clinton-era moves to examine and diminish the impact of grazing in the arid West, Interior Department employees have blocked the use of federal data on the impact in regional scientific studies. <more>