Grazing Improvement Act – S258

NMCCD sent a letter to Senator Martin Heinrich regarding Senate Bill 258, The Grazing Improvement Act.  An excerpt from the letter:

“The marked-up version is not consistent with FLPMA in that it takes away permit certainty
from the current 10 year period down to as little as one year, as we understand the current
language. The resulting uncertainty would create an impractical business management
climate for New Mexico’s federal land ranching community. The current version of S.258
would also change the multiple use provision in FLPMA, allowing for the permanent
retirement of grazing allotments in New Mexico. This provision would lead to economic
and social instability in our rural communities and the unforeseen consequences of little to
no land management.”

Click the link to see our Letter to Senator Heinrich (Feb. 2014).