Talk:Grazing rights

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Yes -- needs info from UK, Scotland for sure, also likely South America --Bookgrrl 13:44, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Taylor Grazing Act--grazing permits established[edit]

Since the Taylor Grazing Act established the permit system for grazing on much of the public lands in the American West, I want to change the language to accurately reflect that development:


In 1934, the Taylor Grazing Act formally set out the federal government's powers and policy on grazing rights to federal lands, including government procedures for issuing permits to graze federal lands for a fixed period of time. Today, environmentalists have added a new wrinkle to the old debate: they are purchasing grazing permits to federal or state trust land from ranchers, and then resting the land. This strategy has been used effectively in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah[1] where arid landscapes, and their fragile ecosystems, are less able to tolerate standardized grazing techniques.[2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by GaiaWest (talkcontribs) 01:17, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Proposed changes: In 1934, the Taylor Grazing Act formally set out the federal government's powers and policy on grazing federal lands by establishing the Division of Grazing (renamed the U.S. Grazing Service in 1939 then merged with the General Land Office to become the Bureau of Land Management in 1946) and procedures for issuing permits to graze federal lands for a fixed period of time. Grazing was never established as a legal right in the U.S.,[1] and the Taylor Grazing Act authorized permitted use of lands designated as available for livestock grazing while specifying that grazing permits “convey no right, title, or interest” to such lands.[2] 2 The regulations stipulated by the Taylor Grazing Act apply only to grazing on Bureau of Land Management lands. However, the Chief of the Forest Service is authorized to permit or suspend grazing on Forest Service administered property, and many Forest Service grazing regulations mimic those of the Taylor Grazing Act.[3]

References:

   ^ Donahue D. 2005. Western grazing: the capture of grass, ground, and government. Environmental Law 35:721-806.
   ^ United States Code of Federal Regulations 4130.2 (c) Retrieved from http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=65dfe1cec94944c989e83b4eb39cd3ba;rgn=div5;view=text;node=43%3A2.1.1.4.92;idno=43;cc=ecfr#PartTop
   ^ United States Code of Federal Regulations 36 § 222.1-54

USWest (talk) 00:51, 1 May 2012 (UTC)