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646 Early Morning Pasture
Cattle graze on a prairie dog town at sundown. Grazing leases and cattle ranching are an integral, although often volatile, part of the history of the National Grasslands as politics over everything from prairie dog controls, to endangered species act legislation, to private versus public rights, to overgrazing, and to water rights overshadow the intent of managing these lands for healthy grassland ecosystem and biodiversity. Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota.