Grazing rights restricted for Bear Lake ranchers

BEAR LAKE, Utah (AP) – Authorities say three northern Utah ranchers have had grazing rights restricted after they were accused of cutting too big a swath through 3 1/2 miles of national forest to build a fence. Round Valley rancher Stuart Wamsley says U.S. Forest Service pushed the ranchers to install a so-called “laydown” fence west of Bear Lake. The fence is designed to lay flat each winter to protect it from snow damage.The Forest Service says the area cut for the fence averages an excessive 40 to 65 feet wide.

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