Tom Hodges email@example.com
On Fri, 27 Oct 1995, JULIE ELFVING wrote:
> I heard on NPR this morning a piece about environmental groups
> in New Mexico, I think it was, bidding on state (not Federal)
> grazing leases in order to prevent what they consider overgrazing
> and abuse of the land. They were especially targeting stream
> corridors, which are among the most vulnerable areas in arid areas.
> The land would be left "unused". (That is, unused by cows.) The
> piece went on to air varying views of this strategy. Some oponents
> were concerned about loss of livelyhood for graziers; others
> expressed concern that there would be a loss of income from those
> lands, and therefore a loss of money flowing through the already
> poor local economies. I'd like to hear what you think about this
> strategy as a means to protect fragile western range lands? as a
> negative impact on rural communities? as...?