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Brian K Sullivan, The greening of public lands grazing in the southwestern U.S.A.: .


Given the steady accumulation of empirical studies documenting negative impacts of cattle grazing on diversity and abundance of plant and animal species in the arid southwestern United States (e.g., reviewed by Fleischner [1994] and Belsky et al. [1999] and recently by Walsberg [2005] and Bock et al. [2007] for Arizona), I was disappointed but not surprised by the following comment in arguably the premier scientific journal in conservation: “. . .over the next 50 years, we will need more ranches, not less� (White 2008: 1381). In spite of a wealth of empirical evidence, for many, the cattle industry has been “reconceived� (Brunson & Huntsinger 2008) as a relatively positive environmental force. I have detected this transformation [...]


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