August 7, 2009
Advocates for Fossil Creek, which flows off the Rim west of Pine, are protesting a plan to return about 500 cattle to 42,000 acres of land that drains into the creek. Designated as a “wild and scenic river,” the creek harbors a wealth of endangered species.
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Appeal to put cows back on 42,000 acres cites statistics showing grazing land already in poor shape
Fossil Creek can handle the return of grass-munching, dirt-stomping cattle, says the U.S. Forest Service.