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    Wildfire Prevention & Recovery

    Poor Management Causes Wildfires, Harming the Land and Livelihoods of Public Land Ranchers Recent drought and miles of unmanaged forest on federal lands have led to damaging wildfires,…


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  • Endangered Species

    Enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was intended to prevent the extinction of certain species by recovering them and removing them from the threatened and endangered species…


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  • Antiquities Act

    Designating Lands as “Special“—and Facing the Consequences The west is abounding with awe-inspiring scenes of mountain meadows, towering canyons, and rushing rivers. Many of these beautiful and bountiful…


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  • Wild Horse & Burro

    Wild horses and burros are non-native animals, protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WHB Act). The proper management of these animals on federal land affects many…


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  • Water & Wetlands

    Because of broad interpretation of the “significant nexus” test for determining regulatory jurisdiction over wetlands in the current draft of the Clean Water Act (CWA), there is debate regarding…


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  • Wolf

    Both the Gray Wolf and the Mexican Wolf pose a threat to ranchers’ livestock and cause a significant impact on the bottom lines on ranchers’ businesses. In addition to…


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  • Forest Service Planning Rule

    The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) requires the US Forest Service (USFS) to put in place a “planning rule” under which individual forests then develop specific management plans. Presently, USFS…


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  • Economic Issues

    Despite their importance to America’s food supply and the economy, public lands ranchers are under constant attack from regulations, lawsuits and misinformation. This threat extends beyond grazing regulations to…


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  • Border Insecurity: Risking Lives and Harming Resources

    Ranchers along the Mexican border face an increasingly dangerous work environment as they attempt to maintain their livelihoods and businesses as violence and destruction continues to rise. Greatly exacerbating the…


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  • Equal Access to Justice Act

    The Judgment Fund and the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) were enacted to reimburse attorneys’ fees to people who prevail in court against the federal government. However, the…


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