Refer to this opinion piece posted March 11 by the Green River Star of Green River, WY.
There’s nothing we can do. The closure of three HMAs in the Wyoming Checkerboard is inevitable, along with the downsizing of a fourth.
“We can’t keep things the same as they have been [on public lands] because the Rock Springs Grazing Association [a private entity] won’t allow it.”
Maybe the White Mountain horses could be managed as a non-reproducing herd.
The ranchers have outlived their usefulness, as well as the government incentives that keep them in place.
The grazing program overhaul should be the grazing program phase-out.
It’s time to end public-lands ranching and restore the WHB Act to its original form.
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