OPINION: Save the Rancher, Save the Land

Outlet: Pagosa Daily Post

September 6, 2011

The behavior of Congress might seem unusually erratic, but one thing can be confidently predicted: The Interior Appropriations bill for 2012 will contain the largest cuts in conservation funding in 40 years. Look for lots of hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth in environmental circles. For many reasons, though, I see this as a godsend for ranchers across the West…

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