U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) recently introduced legislation to improve grazing rights for the U.S. Forest Service national grasslands permit holders. Under current Federal Land Policy and Management Act rules, ranchers with permits on national grasslands do not have the same rights as those with grazing permits on Bureau of Land Management and national forest land.
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Kenny Graner has sent this letter to the members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies requesting immediate action to allow the Bureau of Land Management to fulfill its duties as outlined in the Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971: Dear Chairman Murkowski, Ranking Member Udall […]