Ore. Wildfires Leave Ranchers Without Grazing Land
By: Amelia Templeton
July 18, 2012
Two giant wildfires burning in eastern Oregon have finally been contained. Although few people live in the affected area, cattle ranchers have seen hundreds of their livestock burned to death. The fire has an economic impact on the ranchers not only because of the lost livestock but also because these ranchers grazed their cows on federal land. And federal rules say that after a burn, land needs to go ungrazed for at least two years.
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