Category Archives: Endangered Species Act

Trump Administration Moving to Strip Protection From Wolves Across Country

The Trump administration this week confirmed it is considering a proposal to strip Endangered Species Action protection from nearly all wolves in the lower 48 states, including the Great Lakes region, making the animals vulnerable to trophy hunting and trapping. … Continue reading

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New Heritage Foundation report highlights failures of Endangered Species Act

The meticulously researched Heritage report provides an overview of the sham that is the ESA. Bureaucrats at the FWS can spend a lucrative 30-year career overseeing the “recovery” of a grand total of two species while imposing land-use restrictions throughout … Continue reading

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White House considering proposal that could strip protections from hundreds of threatened species: report

  © Provided by The Hill   The White House is reportedly looking into a proposal that some warn could strip protections for hundreds of threatened species. Would that not be a boon to our ranching community? Ou rah! — … Continue reading

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The Curious Recovery of a ‘Threatened’ Bat Species

Essentially, everything forming the rationale for adding the bat to the endangered-species list was wrong. Well, whadaya expect from a gdgubment job? — jtl, 419 By Rob Gordon   at the Daily Signal A lesser long-nosed bat drinking nectar from … Continue reading

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1.8 million California acres were set aside for frogs. Ranchers say decision ignores them

“Other habitat management, like livestock grazing in some areas, has an impact, and of course climate change and drought can impact them as well,” said Jenny Loda, a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. If land is overgrazed, … Continue reading

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How should one measure the Endangered Species Act’s performance?

“…only a tiny fraction of the species that have been listed under the Act have recovered.” And did you know that there are more extinct species than there are species? — jtl, 419 by Damien M. Schiff via the Pacific … Continue reading

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U.S., Mexico wildlife officials draft jaguar recovery plan

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press via The Journal Enlargephoto ALBUQUERQUE — A team of wildlife officials in the United States and Mexico on Monday released details of a proposed recovery plan for the endangered jaguar, prompting criticism from environmental … Continue reading

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BLM sage grouse guidelines will bury land users in paperwork

 by THOMAS MITCHELL The Bureau of Land Management this past week issued eight guideline memos instructing federal land managers in 11 Western states as to how they are to carry out policies intended to protect greater sage grouse — a … Continue reading

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Rolling Back the Tide of Big Government Overreach

Washington’s overreach has been rolled back—by courts and commissioners and, even, in response, the government itself. In little more than 30 days, there have been five distinct cases that you may have missed—each, a victory for responsible land use.   … Continue reading

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Sage grouse, Western ranchers dodge the ESA bullet, sort of

…it’s likely that many people in the West consider the decision to not list the bird as a huge victory. Whether or not it’s a lasting victory remains to be seen. Indeed, once these crazy ideas break the surface, they … Continue reading

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