September 30, 2022

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Virtual fencing on BLM grazing lands is restoring rangeland grasses

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This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

In it, he covers the industry from the inside out, plus the fun side of being outdoors in our beautiful state.

GYPSUM — Kristy Wallner strolls from her flatbed pickup along a waist-high wire fence strung between eight-foot posts. On one side, the mountaintop grass is thick and high, dotted with blue aster. On the other, the grass is much shorter, with clumps of green Indian ricegrass.

Which side is grazed by cows and which side is sheep? Wallner asks the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado Northwest Resource Advisory Council gathered in the meadow overlooking the Colorado River. And why are these fence posts so high? And when do you think these meadows were…

Jason Blevins

2022-09-21 03:50:00

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