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Cattle FOUL Sierra Waters (broad implications)

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Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:55 pm

In graduate school I studied the effects of land use practices on the concentration and distribution of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum and fecal coliform bacteria. There were statistically significant higher concentrations of both the bacteria and protozoans in watersheds where dairy farming took place when compared to protected watersheds (pristine forest where humans were not allowed) and watersheds with suburban developments.
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Postby Day Hiker » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:44 pm

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Every visit to this miserable place is support for the cattle industry and the resulting environmental consequences, including cowshit in your water. We eat way too much beef in this country. WAY too much.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:33 pm

1000Pks wrote:My wilderness group long lobbied against cattle in wilderness, paid for by my decades of dues.


You mean the SC MLC?!?! :lol:
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Postby butitsadryheat » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:42 am

1000Pks wrote:To respond, first, I have been formally warned about any further mention of you know who.


Warned by whom?
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:44 am

Day Hiker wrote:... support for the cattle industry and the resulting environmental consequences, including cowshit in your water. We eat way too much beef in this country. WAY too much.

True, but you really can't get away from a lot of the issues with beef unless you buy the expensive grass fed stuff, preferably, free range plains state raised. That doesn't solve the sierra issue, but people need to ask themselves if clean water and intact ecosystems are less valuable than cheap beef.
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