- To examine challenges faced by ranchers seeking to graze livestock on federal land and to identify opportunities for more productive range management practices.
- Congress mandated both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS) manage federal land under “multiple use and sustained yield” principles to include livestock grazing.
- Access to public lands for grazing is critical for ranchers in many western states. In 2013, grazing on federal land contributed at least $1.5 billion to the economy and supported over 18,000 jobs.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Dave Eliason||President||Public Lands Council||Document|
|Mr. John Helle||Owner Partner||Helle Livestock||Document|
|Mr. Scott Horngren||Staff Attorney & Adjunct Professor||Western Resources Legal Center||Document|
|Honorable Shannon Wheeler||Chairman||Nez Perce Tribe||Document|