Photo courtesy Michael Macor / The Chronicle 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
By Tara Duggan
A years-long disagreement between cattle ranchers and conservation groups over which grazing animals should get precedence on the grasslands covering Point Reyes National Seashore — dairy cows or native Tule elk — took a step toward being settled on Tuesday, when the House of Representatives passed a bill in favor of the ranchers.
H.R. 6687 would give a 20-year extension to existing agricultural leases in the national park, and allow Tule elk to be removed from working ranches.