Generations of ranchers in semi-arid SE Wyoming have relied on precious springs and creeks. They worry proposed new high-capacity water wells will ruin their legacy.
With 949 elk on the dole and Chronic Wasting Disease at the door of the Black Butte Feedground, a 42-year veteran sustains a herd — and a tradition — amidst shifting winds.
Bill to strip wildlife agency of authority over winter feedground closure advances with agriculture support, criticism from conservationists.
Chronic Wasting Disease would be ‘impossible’ to eradicate once it infects closely congregated herds in winter, a top wildlife health official says.
Rural landscapes and wildlife, write Wyoming ranchers Sharon and Pat O’Toole, need ranching and irrigated agriculture to survive.