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Grazing Controversies in the American West


The sites available through the links on this page offer information about grazing controversies in the American West. Included are sites concerned with ranching, management of rangeland, preservation of grasslands, and mitigation of cattle caused disturbances to grasslands and riparian habitats.

General Resources

People for the West
The mission statement of The People for the West is as follows. Their campaign builds and supports grassroots chapters that affect change within the system. Working together to ensure job security and strong communities are protected, we challenge proposed legislation that affects the multiple use law of the land and endorses overzealous environmental regulations that put nature before human beings. We fight against excessive government regulation that impedes our American freedoms. This site offers position papers on many topics including: ednagered species, federal land, forestry, grazing, mining water rights, Superfund etc. This site presents a conservative perspective on these issues. It is an informative and useful site.
Gamagrass Seed Company
This is the site of the Gamagrass Seed Company, of Falls City, Nebraska. It offers a variety of seed for sale for use with grazing animals. It is a useful and interesting site.
Natural Resources Conservation Services - USDA
This is a site of the Natural Resources Conservation Services, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The site offers links to pages with information on wind erosion, soil loss equation application, crop rotation detail applications, public information application, and program evaluation worksheets. In addition it offers opportunities to connect with NRCS personnel. This is a useful and informative site.
Shortgrass Steppe - LTER Site
This is a site maintained by Colorado State University. The site is focused upon information about the Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research Site. This site offeres links to many other sites which will be of interest to those who are interested in grazing and grasslands in semi-arid to arid locations. Ther are multiple maps available as well. This is an extremely useful and informative site.
Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Ecosystem Managment Plan
This is the site of the Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Ecosystem Managment Plan. The stated purpose of the plan is to facilitate recovery of Desert Tortoise, conservation for 29 specific species-sensitive habitats; ecosystem management plan, and greater sophisticated approach to habitat management Data available from this site include: geology, soils, hydrology, land use, recreational use, remote imagery, vegetation maps, ecological data, terrestrial data: birds. This site offers multiple links to other sites of interest and is a useful site.
Mesa County, Colorado
This is a site maintained by Mesa County, Colorado. It has multiple links to other sites which include, municipalities in the county, regional regulatory agencies, industry of importance to the area and recreational information. Through this site one has access to maps and other useful information. This is a very useful and informative site.
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
This is the site of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. It has links to agencies within the State which are concerned with the following: wildlife, oil and gas, soil conservation, land, State parks, geological survey, water resources, and minerals. This is an extremely comprehensive site for information about natural resources in the State of Colorado. This is an extremely useful and informative site.
Scarlet Gilia
This is a site concerned with the effects of ungulate grazing on fitness in Scarlet Gilia. It is the product of work done at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station under the auspices of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. It is informative, if narrowly focused.
University of California Cooperative Extension Service
This is a site of the University of California Cooperative Extension Service. It offers multiple links to other Extension Services, and sites with useful information about rangeland management. This is a comprehensive site with a great deal of useful information for anyone interested in grazing issues in the West.
High Country News
This is the main site for High Country News. This is a newspaper published in Colorado and is devoted to issues concerning the West. From this site one may browse the latest issues and search archives. This is a well respected newspaper with knowledgeable reporters who produce informative articles. Generally, the newspaper presents the view of long-time residents of the West. This is a very useful site for those interested in the local perspective on important issues in the West.
Center of the American West
This is the site of the Center of the American West. The Center of the American West's mission is to explore the distinctive character and issues that are of paramount importance to Westerners; to bring together widely diverse insights as we explore the West of the past, examine the present, and prepare for the future; and thus, help Westerners become well informed, participating citizens in their communities and the West. The Center's program brings together people from every Western culture, tradition and occupation in settings where Westerners can contribute to the dialogue about critical matters ranging from water and grazing to regional identity, from community development to public policy, and from the region's history to the character of Western literature, music, and arts. This site offers links to other sites which will be of interest to those concerned over issues affecting the West.
University of Arizona V Bar V Ranch
This is the site of the University of Arizona V Bar V Ranch. It has information about and links to such topics as livestock market reports, State Extension Services, legislative news and weather reports. This is a comprehensive site and is extremely useful and informative.
Northern Arizona University
This is a site maintained by Northern Arizona University and offers links to other sites with information about agruculture in Arizona in general and grazing in Arizona in particular. This is a useful site.
Defenders of Wildlife
Thi is a site maintained by Defenders of Wildlife. It offers multiple links to other sites and information about wildlife and habitats. Included in the offerings is information about grazing. This is a useful site.

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