Grazing has always been an acknowledged minor influence in fire protection. On the other hand, unregulated or uncontrolled grazing is destructive to forest interests; and the injuries from grazing in the earlier days of unrestricted competition far outweighed the benefits. The possibility of planning grazing management so as to afford greater protection against fire calls for more constructive thought than has heretofore been given it. It must be recognized, however, that grazing may be made a benefit or a drawback in National Forest economy—that its value as a protective factor can be easily overdrawn. Great care. must be taken not to destroy more than we protect. In recognizing the protective value of grazing we must not be led into condoning general injury to reproduction or other resources, which might be prevented, on the ground that the injury is more than compensated by the reduction in fire hazard. There is need, however, for constructive effort to use grazing in our National Forest fire-protection plans, especially at critical points. The tendency has been to follow the easier way of grazing a complete unit instead of concentrating on critical or strategic points.