(WASHINGTON) – Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on needed revisions to federal grazing regulations. The comments were drafted in coordination with other public lands stakeholders and USCA’s Public Lands & Environment Committee.
Specifically, USCA asks BLM to consider:
- Restoring pre-1995 definitions including a priority position for renewal of a grazing permit.
- Amending the phrase “carrying capacity” to “domestic livestock carrying capacity”.
- Requiring monitoring to consider ecological site and current ecological site potential, as shown by state and transition modeling, when assessing effects of management actions and effectiveness of management actions in reaching objectives.
- Supporting responsible use of livestock grazing as a tool for fine-fuel reduction.
- And more…
Read our comments HERE. BELOW: USCA Public Lands & Environment Committee Co-Chair Bert Paris at the BLM open meeting in Elko, Nevada on February 18.
Established in 2007, USCA is committed to enhancing and expanding the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill. USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development. For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org.