Environmental Regulation

Current Federal Proposed Regulations open for comment

Download a summary Excel spreadsheet of federal notices, proposed rules and rules relevant to ranches in southern Arizona and open for public comment. 2021.06.18.proposed regulations and agency notices open for public comment View the above online in .pdf format 2021.06.18.proposed regulations and agency notices open for public comment  

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Governor Ducey Stands Up for Arizonans

  Recent Important Gubernatorial Activity In the last couple of weeks, Governor Ducey co-signed two important letters with other governors. (Please consider sending him a note of thanks.) 1. Governor Ducey co-signed a letter with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, dated June 10, 2021, requesting border assistance from the other states. The two governors wrote to […]

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Three federal agencies announce future regulatory intentions

Three federal agencies announce future regulatory intentions Three federal agencies published the following announcements of their future regulatory plans: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service have announced their intent to rescind five agriculture-friendly Endangered Species Act regulatory revisions that were finalized during the Trump Administration. This will allow the agencies […]

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“America the Beautiful” Report Gets Mixed Reviews

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”  – Abraham Lincoln The following are diverse viewpoints, from rural and agricultural interests, of the USDA/USDI “America the Beautiful” Report. The report responds to the inclusion of […]

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USDA Releases Report on Guidelines for 30X30 Agenda

Joe Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 14008, “Tackling Climate Change.” The EO recommends conserving 30% of all lands in the United States by the year 3030. In early May 2021, the US Departments of Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce, and the Council on Environmental Quality released “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful, a preliminary report  to […]

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Critical habitat designated for N. Mexican garter snake

“We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques megalops) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. In total, approximately 20,326 acres (8,226 hectares) in La Paz, Mohave, Yavapai, Gila, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Pima Counties, Arizona, and Grant County, New Mexico, fall […]

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Nearly 300,000 Acres Designated for Yellow-billed cuckoo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) designated critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 298,845 acres (120,939 hectares) are now being designated as critical habitat in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. This rule extends the Act’s protections to critical habitat for this species.

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SACPA Comments on USFWS Draft Jaguar Recovery Plan

SACPA, together with an informal coalition of public and private organizations, has submitted comments in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s December 20, 2016 Jaguar Draft Recovery Plan. Click here to view SACPA’s comments. Please help cover the cost of these comments. To keep your SACPA dues at the bargain basement price of $25 […]

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USFWS releases new Draft Jaguar Recovery Plan

“Comments on the plan and additional information are sought through March 20, 2017. The Draft Jaguar Recovery Plan is available at: https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/Jaguar.htm or by request from Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 9828 North 31st Avenue, #C3, Phoenix, AZ 85051–2517; phone 602/242-0210. Comments can be sent to this address or by email to: Jaguar_Recovery@fws.gov.”

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