“we buy the grass from the managers of the public lands, the peoples lands. The government, and therefore the people, make a profit, even when the rancher is not….” Jim Parks, veteran cowboy 35+ years, Babbitt Ranches, AZ

Ranchers and to some extent farmers are your stewards. We pay grazing fees to the government for the use of grass and forage  and maintain the improvements without reimbursement.  You, the public, get the benefit of someone watching over and taking care of the public land. There is no physical way the agencies could hire enough employees to do the same.