Environmentalists Call for Fair Grazing Fees

Christopher Erickson chrerick at email.msn.com
Wed Sep 15 22:27:56 EST 1999


Way below Old MacDonald's but way above what is actually charged. The price
should be set equal to the market value of using that land, which every
study I have seen says it is not.

HULTGREN <arne at snowcrest.net> wrote in message
news:7rpl72$cvb$2 at mail.snowcrest.net...
> USFS grazing allotments don't include fencing, water, management, and
> usually are on marginally productive forage. This means not many animals
can
> be carried, per acre. The 'fair market value' of USFS/BLM grazing lands is
> waaaaay below what you'd Old MacDonald to graze your steers on his lush,
> fenced and watered pasture. They graze them in the remote mountains to
> preserve grazing close to home for the Fall-Winter-Spring season....
> Jim C <jcampbell90 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7r0mhf$7ef$1 at news.ipa.net...
> >
> >As a public forester I spent years opposing public land grazing.  Only
> >recently have I noted the benefits of biomass management to reduce fine
> >fuels that spread forest/range fires and even control alternate hosts of
> >some diseases that affect trees.  This needs research to evaluate the
> >potential benefits that might even justify the elimination of fees for
> >grazing.  Fencing, administration, etc does cost the taxpayer, but so
does
> >response to preventable fires.  What about it, folks?
> >
> >
>
>




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