Rancher Rebellion at the Malheur Refuge Is Nothing New. Just Ask Nancy Ferguson.
BY JIM DIXON 243-2122 In 1980, bird-watching visitors to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge complained that the cows were destroying critical wildlife habitat. So Nancy and Denzel Ferguson, the husband-and-wife naturalist team who lived just down the road from the sanctuary headquarters, started a letter-writing campaign to draw attention to grazing abuses. They got some cattle … Continue reading Rancher Rebellion at the Malheur Refuge Is Nothing New. Just Ask Nancy Ferguson.