There are a lot of people who say cows are one of the biggest environmental problems in the west — and they’re making life harder for the Greater Sage-Grouse. But for many in sagebrush country, cows symbolize a way of life that is under attack. Can we have beef and sage-grouse? Join host Ashley Ahearn as she talks with scientists trying to answer that question. You'll also meet Merrill Beyeler (pictured above on his horse, Bronco), a rancher in Idaho who grazes his cows in sage-grouse country and is finding ways to make it work for the herd and the birds.
This episode contains brief, explicit language at 6:52.