The stretch of public land where Angie Ketscher grazes her cattle is so expansive she’s never seen the whole of it.
Neither has its owner, the Bureau of Land Management.
Ketscher’s ranch is one of four that turn their cattle out to feed on this nearly 300,000 acre parcel of the sagebrush sea.
Standing on a ridge above her ranch, Ketscher pointed across a narrow, treeless valley. Her permit begins on the other side and runs to three separate mountains in the far distance. By horseback, it would take three days to cover that distance.