The Board of Mesa County Commissioners sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the renewal of grazing permits.
The letter states:
"Agriculture, as a whole, is an important component, of not only the culture and lifestyle of Mesa County, but also of our region's economy. According to the Colorado State University Extension, Department of Agriculture and Business, livestock sales contributed 48.7 million dollars to Mesa County's economy with a multiplier between 2.6 and 2.8 for a community impact of more than $263 million."
"...Given the many benefits of grazing on our public lands and economy, we ask that the BLM strive for a timely review and approval of the permit renewals..."
View the letter here.