A cowgirl cracks her whip driving her herd down a dusty trail from their winter range in Beef Basin, Utah. In the last rays of light, the cowgirl works late to move her cattle on public land near Monticello, Utah. The adjacent Indian Creek Ranch is now owned by the Nature Conservancy. Land whipped into dust by a dry winter offers little forage for cattle on this Bureau of Land Management grazing allotment. In the spring, ranchers pay a fee to drive cattle onto higher, wetter ground.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- 6000x4000 / 14.8MB
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- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001