NPLGC Media Resources

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Andy Kerr
Director
National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
Phone: 541/201-0053

Email: andykerr@andykerr.net


Mark Salvo
Counselor
National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
Phone: 503/757-4221

Email: mark@sagebrushsea.org


Grazing Permit Buyout Media
September 12, 2007 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Ashland cattle ranch faces failure if grazing is curtailed"
September 11, 2007 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Scientists: Livestock damage Cascade-Siskiyou monument"
April 16, 2007 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Soda Mountain Wilderness is among proposals before Congress"
March 21, 2007 Greater Yellowstone Bison Billings Gazette: "Park bison dispute migrates to Congress" (Editorial)
March 11, 2007 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Giving up grazing: Government buyout could help counter uncertain future"
February 5, 2007 Greenwire: "Grijalva promises new agenda for parks, forests, lands subcommittee"
October 4, 2006 Salt Lake Tribune: "A pointless fight: Defense of grazing totally misplaced" (Editorial)
     October 28, 2006 Clare Ramsay, Salt Lake Tribune: "County officials will defend the right to graze on public lands" (Opinion-Editorial)
September 30, 2006 Salt Lake Tribune: "Grazing ruling a blow to counties"
September 10, 2006 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutOregonian: "Untangling barbed wire in Cascade-Siskiyou" (Editorial)
June 20, 2006 Greater Yellowstone Bison Billings Gazette: "Livestock groups turn up opposition to Schweitzer's bison plans"
June 10, 2006 Greater Yellowstone Bison Billings Gazette: "Governor's bison ideas irk ranchers"
May 23, 2006 Greater Yellowstone Bison Great Falls Tribune: "It's time to break the cycle, solve bison problem" (Editorial)
May 23, 2006 Greater Yellowstone BisonRocky Mountain News: "889 bison captured outside Yellowstone Park this winter, controversial plan aimed at keeping brucellosis at bay"
May 22, 2006 Greater Yellowstone Bison Casper Star-Tribune: "Montana gov eyes changes in bison management"
April 13, 2006 Greater Yellowstone Bison Bozeman Chronicle: "Governor presents bison plan to West Yellowstone landowners"
April 13, 2006 Tom Wharton, Salt Lake Tribune: "Kane County can't cope with free enterprise"
March 26, 2006 Audubon: "Sacred Cows"
December 16, 2005 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutCapital Press: "BLM updates grazing study"
December 7, 2005 Rocky Mountain News: "Don't undo a workable solution" (Editorial)
September 27, 2005 National Geographic News: "To Save Sagebrush, Researchers Unleash the Power of Sheep"
July 30, 2005 Silver City Sun-News: "Don't undo a workable solution" (Editorial)
July 26, 2005 John Tierney, New York Times: "The sagebrush solution"
July 15, 2005 Public Lands News: "Campaign to buy out grazing permits takes several faces"
July 1, 2005 Central Idaho Permit Buyout Capital Press: "Cattlemen conditionally support Simpson bill"
May 8, 2005 Paul Larmer, Denver Post: "Change threatens a Rockies rite of spring"
April 23, 2005 Billy Stern, Albuquerque Tribune: "Legalize ranch buyouts to allow conservation and restoration"
April 16, 2005 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutSalt Lake Tribune: Oregon governor wants cattle out of national monument
April 16, 2005 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: Kulongoski urges Siskiyou protections in BLM proposal
April 6, 2005 Central Idaho Permit Buyout Idaho Mountain Express: "BWC wilderness bill set to go to Congress"
February 2, 2005 Central Idaho Permit BuyoutIdaho Mountain Express: "Look for wilderness bill in spring: Boulder-White Clouds legislation to be tweaked this winter"
January 25, 2005 New Mexican: "Grazing-lease buyouts? Idea has some promise" (Editorial)
January 23, 2005 Albuquerque Journal: "Buyout plan targets ranchers, grazing permits would be retired"
December 9, 2004 Billy Stern, Albuquerque Tribune: "Deal for ranchers - and land"
September 13, 2004 Washington Post: "In grazing debate, some ranchers are switching sides"
December 14, 2004 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutAshland Daily Tidings: "Time for senator to get involved in cattle buyout" (Editorial)
September 9, 2004 Land Letter: "Buyout proposal evokes mixed feelings in cattle country"
August 29, 2004 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutLes Aucoin, Eugene Register-Guard: "Politicians should act on Siskiyou compromise"
August 23, 2004 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutThe Oregonian: "Monument ranchers seek buyout"
August 15, 2004 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Buy out grazing on the monument" (Editorial)
August 10, 2004 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Ranchers offer to end monument grazing"
July 25, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignLisa Force, Arizona Republic: "Take off blinders or face a parched, dusty future"
July/August 2004 eMagazine: "Wasting the West: How welfare ranchers and their livestock are damaging public land"
May 5, 2004 Capital Press: "Laney approach bad but message..."
April 12, 2004 Justin Baca, Albuquerque Journal: "Grazing-permit buyout would help lands and ranchers"
March 24, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignEastern Arizona Courier: "Grazing buyout supporters look for feedback"
February 27, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignAJ Schneller & John Whitney III, Tucson Citizen: "Grazing permit buyout fair, will end range war"
February 15, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignRep. Grijalva, Arizona Daily Star: "Grazing land buyouts: Conservationists, ranchers come together on a plan that appeals to all"
February 10, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignRep. Grijalva, Nogales International Bulletin: "Grazing permit buyout program meets needs of ranchers and supports environment"
February 6, 2004 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignRep. Grijalva, Tucson Citizen: "Pact by ranchers, conservationists a good deal"
November 28, 2003 Capital Press: "Grazers get another letter"
November 20, 2003 Christian Science Monitor: "Buyout plan divides ranchers across West"
October 30, 2003 Andy Kerr, Headwaters News: "Ranchers are Signing on to Voluntary Buyout"
October 25, 2003 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignArizona Daily Star: "Buyout of ranchers proposed: plan pulls cattle from public lands"
October 24, 2003 Bend Bulletin: "Bill seeks to save land from grazing"
October 21, 2003 Salt Lake Tribune: "Grazing buyout bills are floated"
September 4, 2003 Salt Lake Tribune: "Room for bears"
August 20, 2003 Cascade-Siskiyou Nat'l Mon. Permit BuyoutMedford Mail Tribune: "Buy them out" (Editorial)
January 25, 2003 AZ Permit Buyout CampaignArizona Daily Sun: "Grazing buyout winning support from ranchers"
January 22, 2003 Keith Raether, Headwater News: "Voluntary grazing buyout program gains backers"
January 21, 2003 Salt Lake Tribune: "No conspriracy" (Editorial)
October 16, 2002 LA Times: "When the Last Cowboy Hangs Up His Spurs, What Then?"
- Summer 2002 - The Plight of Public Lands Ranching: A Sampling of Western Media and Related Documents, Summer 2002
April 24, 2002 Keith Raether, Headwaters News, "Campaign to buy ranchers' grazing permits is the way to save public range"
April 17, 2002 Gannett News: "Pay ranchers to stop grazing livestock? Yes, say environmentalists"
March 7, 2002 The Economist, "Subsidised cow chow"
December 2, 2001 LA Times: "A Showdown Over Western Range Rights"

News Releases

October 31, 2005:  Taxpayers Lose Over $120 Million Annually on Federal Public Lands Grazing

May 11, 2004 News Brief:  Conservation Organizations Send Letters to Congress and Senate

September 9, 2003 News Brief:  Major Conservation Groups Endorse Grazing Buyout Legislation

November 22, 2003:
 
Ranchers Receive News of Voluntary Permit Buyout Legislation

October 20, 2003:  
Shays, Grijalva Introduce Voluntary Grazing Buyout Bills in Congress

September 9, 2003 News Brief:  Land for peace: An end of 'grazing war'?

February 4, 2003:  Sierra Club Endorses Program to Compensate Ranchers, Protect Public Lands

February 4, 2003  News Brief:   The Arizona Republic Endorses Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout

October 25, 2002:   Federal Grazing Program Costs Taxpayers $500 Million to $1 Billion

July 23, 2002:   Support Builds for Voluntary Grazing Buyout Proposal

April 10, 2002:   Environmentalists Propose Voluntary Buyout to 25,000 Public Lands Ranchers


Background

Overview of the Benefits of the Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act