50th Anniversary of the Taylor Grazing Act
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 54.481 W 117° 16.950
11T E 476939 N 4750639
This history sign is located at the Vale Project Interpretive Site on U.S. Hwy. 95.
Waymark Code: WMAVA3
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 02/26/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 3

This plaque is located behind the kiosk at the Vale Project Interpretive Site and deals with the Taylor Grazing Act.

Marker Name: 50th Anniversary of the Taylor Grazing Act
Marker Text: Approved by Congress, June 28, 1934. The Taylor Grazing Act marked the beginning of an era of management of livestock grazing on the western public rangelands. Prior to the Act, competition for forage had sparked conflicts among stockmen and led to severe soil and vegetation damage through overgrazing. This Act was an early national conservation law designed to prevent overgrazing and soil deterioration, to bring orderly use, improvement and development, and to stabilize the livestock industry dependent upon the public range. Today’s well-managed rangeland is a tribute to the vision and dedication of those who worked for the enactment of this historic legislation.

Dedicated May 24, 1984

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Malheur

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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