Forest Service Cedes Oversight of Allotments to Permittees?

A story dated December 2 by the Western Livestock Journal said the Public Lands Council and U.S. Forest Service have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperative monitoring of grazing allotments on National Forest System lands.

The MOU will allow sharing of information about rangeland health between permittees and the Forest Service and will strengthen the partnership between them, according to the report.

A similar agreement with the Bureau of Land Management is expected by the end of the year.

An article dated December 9 by Wyoming Livestock Roundup indicates that range monitoring carried out by permittees will be accepted by the Forest Service as a legitimate source of data and the agency will treat that information as its own!

The writers did not indicate if the ranchers’ reports would be subject to audits or other administrative controls.

The Public Lands Council and its parent organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, have been pushing for changes to standards for rangeland health, temporary non-use and flexibility with on and off dates, according to WYLR.

The groups submitted an appropriations request of $153.1 million for the wild horse and burro program [in FY 2023?], which was about $20 million higher [than FY 2022?].

Like other government dependents, they want the federal government to confiscate more and more money from American wage earners and spend it on programs that benefit them.

This process, known as “redistribution of wealth,” is a hallmark of liberalism, socialism and communism.

Amtrak on the Range 11-21-22

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