Federal grazing has long been an issue of contention with some groups calling for the removal of livestock from public grazing lands. Yet, livestock grazing still takes place on about 250 million acres of public lands, most of those are located in the Western United States. During many seasons of the year, federal grazing is a major source of forage for ranches in the areas, and support for local economies.
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming has come under fire recently for a cowboy slogan that some faculty groups are criticizing as sexist and racist. The slogan, “The World Needs More Cowboys” was intended to draw more students to the university and embrace their cowboy spirit. Instead, higher education officials are saying the slogan sets the school […]
Ranchers in the greater Yellowstone area have a new mapping tool for reducing the spread of brucellosis from elk to cattle. A team of biologists from the University of Wyoming and the U.S. Geological Survey have built a computer model of elk behavior during spring migration to identify habitats with the highest risk of brucellosis […]