Ranchers rally for grazing rights

Ranchers across Oregon raise funds for their legal battle for grazing permits on forestland.

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Ranchers across Oregon held an aunction to raise funds for their legal battle against environmentalists to maintain grazing permits on forestland.

The dispute was sparked by a lawsuit filed by the Bend-based Oregon Natural Desert Association against the U.S. Forest Service. ONDA would like to see the Forest Service remove grazing in certain areas along Forest Service land along the John Day River, an area important for steelhead habitat.
The ranchers found out the only way to have a voice in the debate was to file a lawsuit.

Read more at the Bend Bulletin.

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