Sheep and cattle organizations united to thank Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) for the important work they have done to include language in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill to assure that permits on public lands remain intact and that ranch operations throughout the West are not jeopardized.
For many years, federal land management agencies have been unsuccessful in completing required environmental documentation in a timely manner, putting the tenure of permits to use public lands at risk. The language in this bill assists to develop solutions to this crucial industry issue.
The formal thank you letters were sent out by the American Sheep Industry Association, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Public Lands Council.