Volume 2, Number 12 - June 20, 2002
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Fremont County requires livestock grazing
Fremont County Commissioner and Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidate Crosby Allen announced that he is pleased that his resolution to help protect livestock grazing on public land was passed by the Fremont County Commission last week.
The resolution requires the continuance of livestock grazing on public lands within the county.
"This resolution clarifies our intent that the BLM and the Forest Service follow the laws related to the grazing of livestock on public land and national forests," said Allen.
"The laws on the books call for the continuance, orderly administration, and local government inclusion of public-land grazing decision making," Allen said. "We felt it was important to not only Fremont County and Wyoming to pass this landmark measure, but to the entire West. Every day we see federal government roadblocks thrown up to hinder grazing and it's time we put a stop to it; this resolution will do just that."
Allen's resolution states that the Fremont County Commissioners "require the continuance of public land and Forest Reserve grazing within the boundaries of Fremont County, to the full capacity of the resource, and shall take any and all actions necessary to protect the continuance of this practice" and, that "the United States Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service shall acquire the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, Fremont County, State of Wyoming, before implementing any reductions in Animal Unit Months on any allotment, in whole or in part, temporarily or permanently, within the boundaries of Fremont County, State of Wyoming."
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