Ranchers want forest service to stop locking gates

OTERO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico county wants the forest service to stop locking gates that keep cattle away from water in forest land.

The Otero County Commission voted Monday to get a court order for the sheriff to unlock gates in Lincoln National Forest.

The county commission in April sent the forest service a letter ordering it to stop fence work in the area.

But the forest supervisor told the commission the work is legal and necessary to protect endangered species.

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