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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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Return of cattle to Fossil Creek protested

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.

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