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Endangered Species Act legislation call to action

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018 today. This piece of legislation has the support of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Public Lands Council, and the American Sheep Industry Association as being a “critical step forward in modernizing the ESA.”

Please contact your state and federal legislators and express your support of Sen. Barrasso’s legislation that was written with input from ranchers across the country.

To read the support letter or a section-by-section analysis of the legislation in full, click the links below.


NCBA asks cattlemen to review sustainability framework

We are asking for your help. Anyone interested in this work is encouraged to take the time to go to the Framework online and make any comments—positive or constructively critical—to help make the work of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef better.

The buzzword may be new, but the goal of passing on a better ranch to the next generation has always been important. Today is it not enough to say, “Trust me, I’m sustainable.” We have to have some proof for today’s consumer. Let’s work together to provide facts to back up our claims.  Go to http://www.usrsbframework.org and provide your feedback on the work of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.


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Greater sage-grouse plan may be amended

The U.S. Forest Service is soliciting additional comments regarding land management plans for national forests and grasslands throughout Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

A plan has been proposed to amend the U.S. Forest Service land management plans regarding greater sage-grouse conservation as identified in the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Plans.

For more information about the potential plan revisions, visit www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid+stelprd3843381

There are four ways in which you can submit comments regarding the potential changes:

1. Public participation portal (preferred): cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=52904

2. Mail: Sage-grouse Amendment Comment, USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region, Federal Building, 324 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401.

3. Email: comments-intermtn-regional-office@fs.fed.us

4. Facsimile: 801-625-5277

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NEPA policies may be revised

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is seeking public comment on how it might update its procedures for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

There are several previously identified areas in which CEQ is looking for specific input. For more information or to submit your comments, visit www.regulations.gov, docket identification (ID) number CEQ-2018-0001, and follow the instructions.

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