Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Really? A buck thirty-five again? Is that all?
Goddamn this grazing fee thing pisses us off! Once again the BLM and the Forest Service are going to sell out our public lands at a debt to taxpayers by charging the ranchers $1.35 per month per cow/calf pair or 5 sheep.
What can you get for $1.35 these days? 800+ pounds of native vegetation, the privilege to degrade streams, destroy soils, displace native wildlife, slaughter predators, and thwart legislation, that's what.
It's a downright bargain for the 18,000 Americans and corporations lucky enough to have inherited or bought a public lands grazing permit.
It's theft from the rest of us who care more about ecosystem integrity and watershed health.