Livestock Grazing Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on S. 852 ... June 22, 1995, Volume 4

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Page 85 - You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
Page 20 - Agriculture to develop a program of land conservation and land utilization, in order to correct maladjustments in land use...
Page 20 - Designation, administration, and development of National Grasslands. (a) The land utilization projects administered by Department of Agriculture designated in paragraph (e) of this section hereafter shall be named and referred to as National Grasslands.
Page 144 - range improvement" means any activity or program on or relating to rangelands which is designed to improve production of forage; change vegetative composition; control patterns of use; provide water; stabilize soil and water conditions; and provide habitat for livestock and wildlife. The term includes, but is not limited to, structures, treatment projects, and use of mechanical means to accomplish the desired results. (g) The term "court ordered environmental impact statement...
Page 140 - Jeel the effects. The stock raisers here are all preparing to drive their stock to where there is something to eat. This country which was one of the best ranges for stock in the territory, is now among the poorest; the myriads of sheep that have been herded here in the past few years have almost entirely destroyed our range. First attempts to control grazing and improve ranges began with the work of Smith, HL Bentley, and others, in Texas in the 1890's. Shortly after there were experiments in the...
Page 151 - ... lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. The...
Page 156 - After consultation, coordination, and cooperation, the authorized officer may cancel a grazing preference to the extent of failure to use when a permittee or lessee has failed to make substantial grazing use as authorized for 2 consecutive years. (See 4140.1(a)(2)).
Page 107 - Service activities directly impact the stewardship of wildlife resources and the environments upon which wildlife and humans depend.
Page 68 - ... maintain and improve soil and vegetative cover, and to demonstrate sound and practical principles of land use for the areas in which they are located. The Chief of the Forest Service shall, to the extent such action is feasible provide that policies for management of the Federally-owned lands exert a favorable influence for securing sound land conservation practices on associated private lands.
Page 141 - ... debris is present to dissipate stream energy associated with high water flows, thereby reducing erosion and improving water quality; filter sediment, capture bedload. and aid floodplain development...

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