Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Not Caring for the Prairie Has Lasting Affects


Drought map by Brian Fuchs, USDA.

As I drive past some of the homes in our county housing developments, and even visiting with people, I'm often disheartened by the poor prairie management practices I observe. Last year about this time Laramie County entered into a drought that continues to this day. You'd think that with the rain we've had over the past few weeks we'd be out of the drought but, in reality, it's gotten worse. All of Laramie County is in a severe drought except for the southeast corner which is in extreme drought.

We entered a La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean last year which given us exceptional...

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