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RangeNet 2001 - A Grazing Odyssey

National Public Lands Grazing Campaigns

November 10 & 11, 2001
Arizona State University
Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona

In the current Administration, the environmental community is facing countless obstacles with anticipate setbacks in progressive laws: Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and rangelands which will continue to be devastated by livestock grazing.

Registration (Saturday: 8:00 am)

Session 1 (Saturday 8:30 am - 12 noon) - Ecological Impacts of Public Lands Grazing
To understand the reasoning behind the movement to get cattle off our public lands you must first look closely at the one hundred plus years of ecological degradation and realize that in the arid west recovery will be slow requiring decades and up to several centuries to assure the return of native vegetation and to bring back the disappearing wildlife.

Session 2 (Saturday 1:30 - 5:00 pm) - Grazing Activism at the Local Level: Educating the Public
Grazing activism starts at the local level. It ain't easy. It's frustrating. But if done right it is most rewarding. This session discusses the language of agency Double Speak plus approaches for researching your response to requests for input.

Session 3 (Sunday 8:30 am - 12 noon) - National Public Lands Grazing Campaigns
Correcting grazing problems on our public lands doesn't stop at the local level. We must mount an arduous campaign to make our Senators and Congressmen/women back in Washington understand the plight that archaic laws are continually damaging our true Western heritage - healthy functioning native ecosystems.

For more information visit these WEB sites

RangeNet:  www.rangenet.org
Western Watersheds Project:  www.westernwatersheds.org
Prescott National Forest Friends:  www.pnff.org

Conference Organizer: jhpowers@commspeed.net