We have been having a lot of rain in the Rim country. This could turn out to be disaster. However, our government could keep this from happening by letting the ranchers graze animals on the range.
In the community where I live, I know of one rancher that has requested to let his cattle graze to help prevent fires this summer. So far, he has not received an answer.
I want to ask the Forest Service to please allow grazing to help prevent another summer like 2003 in the Rim country.
I hope others will speak out if they feel grazing would help prevent wild fires.
Houston Tatum, eighth-grade student, Rim Country Middle School