After leaving military service in 1969, Doug Troutman became a ranger at Yosemite National Park, while also earning a bachelor's degree in biology from Fresno State. In 1976, Mr. Troutman joined the Bureau of Land Management, beginning a 23-year career during which he gained extensive experience with livestock grazing, first as a wilderness ranger in Arizona, and then as a wilderness specialist on the Lakeview District in Oregon. In this interview, Doug Troutman talks about his experiences with BLM’s management of livestock grazing in Arizona and the Great Basin—management that benefited ranchers at the expense of wildlife.
This video is an excerpt of a much longer interview by Doug Troutman available in WESTERN TURF WARS: THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING. See westernturfwars.com for information about the book.