USGS ignores cattle in study on wild horse impacts — report

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“A nonprofit watchdog group says a recent peer-reviewed study led by the U.S. Geological Survey overstates the harm caused by wild horses to greater sage grouse habitat and ignores data showing that livestock grazing has a significant impact on the bird.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, says in a report today that the Bureau of Land Management has used the USGS-led study to justify ongoing efforts to round up and remove thousands of wild horses and burros from federal herd management areas across the West.”

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