Ranchers Win One Against The BLM

Ranchers in northern Nevada have won a temporary battle with the federal government. Yesterday, Bureau of Land Management officials agreed to let ranchers to continue grazing cattle and sheep on more than 300 square miles of northern Nevada rangeland. Some ranchers are concerned that this is just a temporary fix.

Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber is horseback riding across the state to deliver a petition to Governor Brian Sandoval to halt the bureau from removing cattle. The BLM's agreement states that grazing will be allowed to continue until range conditions deteriorate to the point that the grass is shorter than four inches.

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