Cattle Grazing on the Overton-Moody Range Unit

This investigation is about cattle grazing on the Overton-Moody Range Unit near Grand Forks. The complainant asserts that the range licensee did not move its cattle according to its range use plan (RUP); that there was over-grazing, over-browsing and streamside damage; that a salt block was misplaced; that some fences were not maintained; and that government management was insufficient.

The Board found that the licensee moved its cattle on time, but because of inadequate fencing and public tampering, about 20 head of cattle periodically returned to one pasture for weeks after their scheduled removal date.

November 1, 2009

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Natural Resource Region

Kootenay / Boundary