Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge grazing buyout offered

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



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  1. ProWolf in WY Avatar
    ProWolf in WY

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

  2. Hilljack Avatar

    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. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Jeff E.

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

  4. Rick Hammel Avatar
    Rick Hammel

    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 Avatar

    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


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.

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