Mr. Bundy, my name is Lindsey Ann and I am 15 years old . I live 60 miles from Las Vegas in a town of about 30,000 people, and I just wanted to thank you for what you are doing. I suppose most people are not educated enough to see how life works, and that “man” does have a major part in the ecosystem . They cannot understand if there were no cattle, grass would be overgrown and cause huge brush fires, and those little springs that the cattle use would get so choked out with grasses and reeds there would be no springs left, just a little cluster of green plants, taking up all the water. All of the ecosystem need “man” to be a part of it , and all of those game birds, they use water troughs for drinking, and the little springs too. But you see where I live used to be the best place to go bird hunting, when the cattle where still here.
The BLM put in guzzlers to give water to the birds and more than 80% of them are not pitched right, and don’t even catch rain water, now all the birds are gone, and let’s not forget a major contributor to that (the crow) who eats all of the eggs that the birds lay, and without “man” as a part of the ecosystem to “depopulate” some of them, crows would become overpopulated and “bye bye” game birds. “Oh” but all of that doesn’t matter let’s all clear out for a tortoise who would do so much better with the cattle there anyhow. Well, I think I might of gotten carried away, but again I just wanted to thank you, I have been working on having my own cattle ranch for a long time now and I’ve got a long way to go still, but Mr. Bundy without you to fight for our rights for this land I might not even be able to have my own cattle ranch. It’s still a long way away, but the least that I want from my country is the reassurance to know that I might have a future ahead of me. So once again thank you , and I tip my hat to you, Mr. Bundy.