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Video: When Enforcement Lags For Livestock Grazing Rules

March 17, 2016

The federal government permits livestock grazing on more than 240 million acres of public land — an area bigger than Texas and Oregon combined.

And despite all its regulations to protect the land from livestock damage, some of those rules aren’t being fully enforced.

This 1-minute video explains what’s at stake with America’s unenforced grazing rules:

Read the story: Backlog Grows For Rangelands Awaiting Environmental Health Checkup

The Bureau of Land Management's tracts where grazing is permitted. Green areas meet environmental benchmarks. Red areas do not. Yellow areas have not been evaluated.

Tony Schick, OPB