- Jul 16, 2016
The thing about BLM (land) is people can disappear for a long time on it... and I heard that people get lost and go missing all the time.
going to politely disagree about ranchers protecting the land, or even wildlife. I am die hard conservative and lots of family are farmers and ranchers in Neb. but having cattle in the dry western states is an environmental catastrophe,, I've been watching it happen for decades. I would rather have the non-residents throw beer cans around than have the cows. they are turning the ecosystem into a dustbowl as they walk miles a day looking for a bit of grass. probably do more damage than the wild horses. and then the alfalfa farmers sucking the ground water dry, wasting water by running their pivots when they shouldn't be,,,lowering the water table, all the springs are drying up in the mountains because of it, so now the native animals can't get any water,, not to mention what the cows and wild horses do to the still flowing springs. they wont' let any other animals in to drink and stomp the springs into mudholes or even stomp them into not flowing anymore. I am sure everyone on here can agree the wild horses are doing tremendous damage but very few can admit the cattle do even more damage.Start calling all of them in guys. My wife is with DNRC and says if we don't start doing that then we are as much to blame as them. Wish we could just pull valve stems on their outfits and walk away...but just do what we can to protect our land and wildlife. As for out of staters, just because I live in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean you can use my driveway as a **** basecamp, but thanks for the revenue you create for fwp and our small towns.