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Wyoming grazing district celebrates 80th anniversary


It’s a milestone for Wyoming ranchers when the first grazing district in Wyoming celebrates its 80th anniversary this week. The Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 was signed by President Roosevelt and was intended to “stop injury to the public grazing lands [excluding Alaska] by preventing overgrazing and soil deterioration; to provide for their orderly use, improvement, and development; [and] to stabilize the livestock industry dependent upon the public range,” according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website.

On March 20, 1935, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes created a Divisi...

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