After two years of cutbacks, no herd reductions or delayed entries are expected this year on the 30 grazing allotments in the Fishlake National Forest.
Two years ago, herd reductions of 20 to 48 percent were needed because of drought. Last year, the reductions were from 15 percent to 30 percent."Our moisture has been good over the winter," said Vince Pace, range conservationist. "We anticipate a pretty normal season for livestock."
"Most of our permitees should be able to come back to full strength with their herds this year," said Bob Tuttle, range conservationist.
"I think all of them have kept their numbers up and just found other pastures to graze. It's been a real hardship for some, but the price of cows has been real good and that's helped."