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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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22 Bills Governor Ducey Vetoed May 28, 2021

On Friday, May 28, 2021, Governor Ducey vetoed 22 bills the Legislature had passed and transmitted for his signature. With the vetoes, the governor wrote a letter explaining his decision and posted it to his website: Governor Ducey Vetoes 22 Bills; Calls On Legislature To Pass A Budget In his letter, Governor Ducey identifies the […]

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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 Member Honored for Conservation Work

Society for Range Management honors SACPA Member Bill Brake as Range Manager of the Year by Stephen Williams At its Winter meeting on February 4, 2021, the Arizona Section of the Society for Range Management named SACPA member Bill Brake as Range Manager of the Year.  Mr. Brake is the resident owner and manager of […]

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