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The Problems with Public Lands Grazing  
  Overview: The Problems with Public Lands Livestock Grazing
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  Environmental Problems of Public Lands Livestock Grazing
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  Economic Facts of Public Lands Grazing
  Fiscal Costs of Public Lands Livestock Grazing
  Social Aspects of Public Lands Livestock Grazing
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  Livestock Feed and Acreage Requirements                
  Livestock versus Wildlife
  Grazing Impacts on Threatened and Endangered Species
  Livestock and Water
  Livestock and Forest Health
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  Livestock and Alien Weeds
  Livestock and Wildfire
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  Beef Production and Persistent Drought
  Livestock Grazing Impacts on Hunting
Public Lands Grazing Images  
  Fenceline: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona
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    Before/After: Pine Creek, Oregon
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The Solution to Public Lands Grazing  
  Voluntary Federal Grazing Permit Buyout Overview
  The Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Federal Livestock Grazing AUMs: B(u)y the Numbers
  Overview: The Benefits of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Environmental Benefits of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
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  Economic Benefits of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Social Benefits of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Fiscal Benefits to Taxpayers of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Why Ranchers Should and Do Support the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  Where would the Money for Publicly-Funded Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Come From?
  Other Government Buyout Programs
Pending Legislation  
  Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act (H.R. 3166)
    Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act Annotated
    MUCRA Summary, Status, Congressional Sponsors  
  Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act (H.R. 3603)
    CIEDRA Summary, Status, Congressional Sponsors  
    Explication of and Rationale for the Voluntary Grazing Permit Waiver Provision in the Proposed Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act
  Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Organizational Endorsements  
Related Issues  
  Why Conservationists should Support Buying Out Federal Grazing Permits
  How to Retire Your Federal Grazing Permit or Lease for Compensation: A Primer for Ranchers
  Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Legislation: Price per AUM
  State Grazing Fee Rates
  Acreage Dedicated to Livestock Production in the United States
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  Federal Public Lands Grazing by State
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  The Use of Domestic Livestock for Fire Fuel Reduction and Ecological Restoration under the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  The Limited Role of Federal Land Management Agencies in the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act
  The Effect of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act on Third-Party Grazing Permit Buyouts
  Limitations to Third-Party Buyouts of Federal Grazing Permits
 
  Publicly Owned Grassbanks: Just Another Bailout
 
  "Grass-Fed" Beef--Green or Green Wash?
  Livestock Grazing in Wilderness
 
Media Clips  
  Baca, Grazing-permit buyout would help lands and ranchers (ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL)
  Grazers get another letter (CAPITAL PRESS)
  Land for Peace: An End of the "Grazing War?" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE)
  Buy them Out: Reducing Cattle Numbers would Ease Pressure on the National Monument (MAIL TRIBUNE)
  Room for Bears (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE)
  Enviro Coalition Buys Out Large Grazing Lease in Wyoming (USA TODAY)
  Selling the Purple Sage: Grazing Rights Buyout is Fair Proposal for Ranchers (ARIZONA REPUBLIC)
  Livestock at Large (FOREST Magazine)
  Enviros Courting Ranchers? It's That Peaceful Queasy Feeling (FOREST Magazine)
  Subsidized Cow Chow (THE ECONOMIST)
NPLGC
  National Public Lands Grazing Campaign Goals and Plan
  How You Can Help NPLGC
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