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The Taylor Grazing Act and the “Vast National Estate”

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the Taylor Grazing Act as a political instrument to adjudicate existing property relations and rights. It also investigates a range of angles on the act, beginning with the ... More


Property Rights and Political Meaning

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the gulf between Harold Ickes' and Farrington Carpenter's understandings of the Taylor Grazing Act reflected the act's own profound ambiguities, which help explain the ... More


Sovereignty of the State, or the States?

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates how the conflict over fees helped propel the political discussion of the public lands in new directions. It also presents the grazing debates, leading up to the passage of ... More


Fixing Stocking Rates: Monitoring and the Politics of Measurement

Nathan F. Sayre

in The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 4 looks at the scientific struggle to determine carrying capacities and the political struggle to impose them on ranchers in the form of stocking rates. It took the Forest Service decades of ... More


Effects of Grazing on Vegetation

Daniel G. Milchunas and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Grazing by large native ungulates and semiaridity are the two main forces that have had a large infuence in shaping the current-day structure of the shortgrass steppe ecosystem (Milchunas et al., ... More


A Brief History of People and Policy in the West

Thomas E. Sheridan and Nathan F. Sayre

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Today’s checkerboard of public, tribal, and private land in the American West arose from contradictory land policies in the 19th and early 20th centuries and now is at the heart of conflict among ... More


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