NCBA, PLC Voice Opposition To The Administration’s America The Beautiful

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, along with the Public Lands Council, are criticizing the Biden administration’s America the Beautiful campaign that includes an emphasis on wilderness designation. NCBA Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, said one of the goals of the Administration is to conserve 30% of  public lands by 2030 and she noted […]

PLC Renews Call for Wild Horse Management

Last week, the Public Lands Council renewed its call for responsible, proactive management of horses and burros managed by the Bureau of Land Management. PLC said recent activist efforts seek to exploit political transitions and undermine progress toward improved management of wild horse and burro populations on federal lands. PLC adds the recent flurry of […]

Coalition Defends Gray Wolf Delisting

A coalition of agriculture and forestry groups filed court motions in defense of delisting the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. Three cases filed by environmental and animal welfare groups in California challenge the final delisting ruling issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last November. The coalition is defending the delisting because […]

PLC to Hold Legislative Conference Virtually Next Month

The Public Lands Council Tuesday announced their 2021 Legislative Conference will be held March 23-25. PLC volunteer leaders, staff, and affiliates will host legislative strategy sessions and workshops on how to successfully advocate the livestock industry in our nation’s capital. Attendees will hear from Members of Congress, policy experts, scientists, and other industry professionals who […]

Livestock Producers Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Predators

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council say they are pleased to see the House pass legislation designed to protect livestock from protected predators. The bill would compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and predators. In the Senate, Environment and […]

Senate Hearing Focuses on Changes to the Endangered Species Act

On Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing focused on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act Amendments Act of 2020 reauthorizes the ESA for the first time since 1992. Florida rancher Liesa Priddy said the legislation, “will be better for ranchers, better for states, better for […]

NCBA, PLC: Time to Delist Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council say, “it’s time the grizzly bears are delisted,” from the Endangered Species Act. During a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing Wednesday, lawmakers discussed the Grizzly Bear State Management Act. Introduced last year by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, a Republican, the bill directs the […]

Ranchers Organizations Call Great American Outdoor Act A “Land Grab”

Kaitlyn Glover recently said the Great American Outdoors Act sounds wonderful but in actuality is a federal land grab. Glover serves as both the executive director of Natural Resources for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as well as the executive director of the Public Lands Council. “One part of the bill tries to address the […]

Trump Signs Great American Outdoor Act

On Tuesday, President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act. In a signing ceremony, Trump said the legislation “builds on my administration’s unwavering commitment to conserving, and the grander, the splendor, of God’s creation.” The bill establishes a National Park and Public Lands Restoration Fund to provide up to $9 billion to fix backlogged maintenance […]

Lawsuit Challenges NEPA Rewrite

A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the Trump administration rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. The Environmental Defense Fund, along with other organizations, call the rewrite an “attack” on Americans. Leading the legal challenge, an attorney at the environmental group Earth Justice, said, “They want to make it easier to silence […]