(photo by Francis Joseph Dean/Newscom from CSM, 10/24/11)
The Christian Science Monitor reports again on the potential of Allan Savory’s theories of intensive rotational grazing on a huge scale to not simply halt, but reverse, degradation of grazing lands. They also reported on Savory’s work two years ago when I gather it was rather more controversial. Savory received the 2010 Buckminster Fuller award for his theories which he developed as a parks ranger in southern Africa in the 1960s. Find Judith Swartz’s story at http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2011/1024/Saving-US-grasslands-a-bid-to-turn-back-the-clock-on-desertification .
Does this change the animal unit formula used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when writing the grazing leases? I’ll try to find out more in the coming weeks.