Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Grazing Project In Cache And Rich Counties Aim To Improve Rangeland Health
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are working with livestock operators on the Three Creeks Project in northern Utah. The project is an effort between federal agencies and locals to improve rangeland health for over 135,000 acres in Cache and Rich Counties.
Mellissa Wood, the Salt Lake City field manager for the BLM, said the Three Creeks Project will implement cattle and sheep grazing on designated areas of land for short amounts of time. The grazing allotments are designed to limit large amounts of fuel for wild fires and maintain plant and soil health.
“What that means for fuel loads is that it will be more patchy out on the landscape,” Wood said. “There will be some areas that will be grazed during the active growing season, some that are grazed after the dormant season when plants stop growing. There will be a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels that could change the way fire attacks the area.”...MORE