Ranchers Reject Bureaucrats Answer to Sage Grouse

Jamie Johansen

The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association filed formal protests after reviewing the plans from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service who recently finalized their Environmental Impacts Statements (EISs) for resources management and land use plans, claiming a need for more restrictive management for sage grouse on federal lands. PLC and NCBA believe this …

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Ranchers Positively Impact Sage Grouse

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report released today finds that USDA’s Sage Grouse Initiative has helped to restore 4.4 million acres of habitat for sage-grouse since 2010 while still maintaining working landscapes across the West. “We’re working with ranchers who are taking proactive steps to improve habitat for sage-grouse while improving the sustainability of their agricultural operations,” Under Secretary for Natural Resources and …

Conservation, farm bill, Ranches, usda

Digital Photography Book Features Ladies of Montana Ranching

Jamie Johansen

“Ladies and Livestock: Life on the Ranch,” the second book in the Montana Family Ranching Series, from the Research and Education Endowment Foundation of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (REEF),is now available on iTunes and Apple devices. The digital book is a pictorial explanation of Montana women and their roles in the ranching community. “Women are often described as the ‘backbone’ …

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Ranchers Discuss Policy & Industry Issues at PLC Meeting

Jamie Johansen

The Public Lands Council last week held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colo. Ranchers from across the West gathered to discuss agenda items important to the public lands grazing industry including the potential sage grouse listing under the Endangered Species Act; the federal wild horse and burro program; the Clean Water Act; and local government participation in federal land …

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