COMMENTS ON THE BLM'S EA FOR THE APR CHANGES

There is a saying in northeastern Montana that a couple of good rains make every rancher a good grass manager. The converse is that a couple of years of severe drought show who the good grass managers really are. Over the years grazing management has morphed from continuous grazing to incorporating rest periods to facilitate vegetation recovery. Often, during periods of ideal growing conditions, the benefits of rest periods are not readily noticeable. However, they really show up when growing conditions are less than ideal, such as during a drought.

In 1973, the Telegraph Creek Allotment in so...

 

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