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March 1, 2013
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Some seek more grazing to prevent wildland fires

The Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committee was urged Thursday to approve resolutions calling on Congress to allow broader use of grazing to prevent fires on public lands.

AJR4 was the product of an interim study on the subject that Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, said had widespread support from everyone from ranchers to environmentalists. She said it asks Congress to expand the use of grazing on public lands and provide other methods of reducing available fuels - primarily cheat grass - that cause those fires.

"It addresses grazing as one of the components of fighting wildfires," she said. …

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