Source: Elko Daily Free Press
Truth or more BLM BS?
Drought has prompted the Bureau of Land Management to undertake targeted action on the rangeland such as supplying wild horses with food and water, cutting back cattle grazing and enacting fire restrictions.
Hot, dry conditions persist in the West with at least 15 states experiencing drought. In Nevada, about 60 percent of the state has been in severe or extreme drought since January.
“Since last fall and winter, we have been working with grazers across the West in anticipation of tough conditions related to drought,” said Neil Kornze, BLM principal deputy director. “In southwestern Montana, for example, the BLM worked with permitted ranchers to graze no more than 70 percent of their allotted forage on BLM-managed lands.
“As drought conditions continue, wild horses, livestock, and wildlife that rely on rangeland forage and water will face extremely challenging conditions that…
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