Administration Takes Important Steps to Improve Species Conservation
WASHINGTON (July 31, 2020) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources and Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service's announced improvement to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) "habitat" definition:
"We appreciate the Trump Administration’s work to direct important resources to where they are most needed. By clarifying the definition of habitat, species conservation will improve and we will avoid long, drawn out, speculative analyses that delay important conservation work for imperiled species. We welcome this addition to ESA as it removes an unnecessary burden from livestock producers who are looking to act as responsible stewards and make improvements to rangeland."