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Grazing on monument divides ranchers, environmentalists

Cattle grazing tour highlights chasm between ranchers, environmentalists at Canyons of the Ancients
Mike Jensen discusses the BLM grazing plans at a site in McElmo Canyon.
The BLM gives a tour of grazing land in McElmo Canyon for ranchers and environmentalists.
Local rancher Al Heaton and Montezuma County commissioner James Lambert participated in a tour of grazing conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument last week.
Rancher Gayle Alexander, right, questions environmentalist Mary O’Brien, middle, about her resistance to grazing, while BLM range specialists Mike Jensen and Garth Nelson keep the peace. Behind them is an exclosure that is fenced off from grazing.
Garth Nelson, a BLM range scientist, discusses conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument as the Wallace family listens in.

Grazing on monument divides ranchers, environmentalists

Mike Jensen discusses the BLM grazing plans at a site in McElmo Canyon.
The BLM gives a tour of grazing land in McElmo Canyon for ranchers and environmentalists.
Local rancher Al Heaton and Montezuma County commissioner James Lambert participated in a tour of grazing conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument last week.
Rancher Gayle Alexander, right, questions environmentalist Mary O’Brien, middle, about her resistance to grazing, while BLM range specialists Mike Jensen and Garth Nelson keep the peace. Behind them is an exclosure that is fenced off from grazing.
Garth Nelson, a BLM range scientist, discusses conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument as the Wallace family listens in.
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