World Wildlife Fund and the National Wildlife Federation offer a voluntary buyout-

Wildlife refuge grazing deal sought. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune.

Cattle and wildlife have been in conflict since this eastern Montana refuge was created in the 1930s.

Info about the Refuge.

Update 7/9/09: Livestock Groups Denounce “Cash-For-Grass” OfferAP

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

6 Responses to Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge grazing buyout offered

  1. ProWolf in WY says:

    Hopefully they can get the cattle off of the land there.

  2. Hilljack says:

    Grazing on public land is such a scam that is way behind the times. Buy them out or change the regulations. Wildlife should always come first including wolves. If you want to run livestock on public land then you need to be prepared to except the consequences and losing animals to wildlife is a part of business that should not be reimbursed.

  3. Jeff E.

    Good to see. I think it’s our first Colorado lawsuit.

  4. Rick Hammel says:

    I am glad to see WWP taking action in Colorado. The Colorado Cattlemens Association perceive that they are omnipotent. That perception needs a dose of reality. Perhaps this will start that ball rolling. It was stated at a meeting recently, that the white-tail prairie dog would not listing on the ESA if the Cattlemens Associationdid not buy off on it.

  5. Brian Ertz says:

    Gee – who woulda thunk it ! Livestock Groups Denounce “Cash-For-Grass” OfferAP (added as update above) … also, i’ll post the CO lawsuit/news release as a post


July 2009


‎"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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