Another WWP success in keeping the BLM and livestock industry in line.

California BLM pulls grazing plan after WWP appeal. WWP blog

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides.

2 Responses to California BLM pulls grazing plan after Western Watersheds Project appeal

  1. avatar Salle says:

    Just goes to show you how blatantly the “friends of Dick and George” will go to destroy all natural beauty in order to make a buck.

  2. avatar kt says:

    What’s really crazy about this area, too, is that Yankee Jim was acquired by BLM after a drug bust. It had been private land but through forfeiture/confiscation – it came into public ownership.

    So even though it is a really unique spring-wetland complex – all BLM can think of is dumping cows on it from trashed lands nearby.

    Conditions are terrible in the long-BLM-managed lands neighboring Yankee Jim. Cheatgrass and medusahead just exploding in what should be sage grouse habitat. Pygmy rabbits have been wiped out of this entire region (Modoc-Alturas) of California. Looks to me like sage grouse are next.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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