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Advocacy Meets Art

Skilled botanical and wildlife artist Heidi Snyder teamed up with the Trust’s Mary O’Brien to capture, through art, a web of species and ecosystems adversely affected by heavy livestock grazing and global warming.The resulting twelve drawings illustrate a rich, interconnected web of life and help us understand how grazing and global warming threaten to upset the delicate balance of key Colorado Plateau ecosystems.

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12 Reasons for Grazing Reform
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Heidi Snyder
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Heidi Snyder
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Heidi Snyder
Heidi Snyder
Heidi Snyder

Grazing on Utah’s Public Forests - Our Role

Our Role

These national forests will continue to be grazed by livestock into the foreseeable future, but we are making proposals for where, when and how this use will occur. With our partners, we are gathering scientific information to pinpoint how native plant and wildlife habitat can be conserved and restored throughout these spectacular mountains,  meadows,  streams, and forests.

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Our Solutions

Grazing on Utah’s Public Forests - Our Solutions

Focus on ecosystems

These national forests provide for many species and habitats. We engage with the Forest Service and Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources to include a wider range of species and values in their management of livestock and big game.

On-the-ground experience

Citizens collecting scientific data in the field serve as vital and effective agents for change. We organize hundreds of volunteers, bringing more people into the Forest Service and Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources decision-making processes.

Livestock-free areas

97% of the three national forests are open to livestock. The Forest Service should work for a better balance between livestock-grazed and livestock-free areas and consider letting allotments or pastures serve other purposes when grazing permits are retired.

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