Malheur County to experiment in fight to stop range loss

Protecting rangeland with projects such as seeding is the driving force behind a new experiment that involves grazing. (BLM photo)

JORDAN VALLEY – Rancher Mark Mackenzie is embarking a science experiment that could help cattle, sage grouse and federal rangelands.

He’s hoping to prove that cattle can help check the ever-spreading invasive weeds and grasses that are choking millions of acres of range.

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