To promote recovery of native ecosystems, save taxpayer funds, and provide financial assistance to federal grazing permitees and lessees, the undersigned endorse legislative reform to allow permittees and lessees to voluntarily waive their grazing permits and leases to the government and retire their grazing allotments for $175 per animal unit month.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to authorize a voluntary grazing permit buyout program:
Multiple-Use Conflict Resolution Act Annotated
Dave Foreman urges conservation organizations to support voluntary grazing permit retirement.
The following national organizations and coalitions endorse voluntary grazing permit buyout.*The Sierra Club (On behalf of all members, groups, and chapters)
The Humane Society of the United States
The Endangered Species Coalition
World Wildlife Fund
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
The Fund for Animals
The National Forest Protection Alliance
Animal Protection Institute
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These 218 local and regional conservation organizations, sports groups, vegetarian societies, animal welfare organizations, churches and faith groups, businesses and grazing permittees and ranches also support a voluntary federal public lands grazing permit buyout program.*
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A Wildcrafter Growers' Association - Missouri AGRO: A Coalition to End Aerial Gunning of Wildlife - Colorado Advocates for the West - Idaho Alliance for the Wild Rockies - Montana Ambience Project - Montana American Lands Alliance - Washington, DC American Wildlands - Montana Amos W. Butler Audubon Society - Indiana Animal Place - California Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. - New Mexico Animal Rights Advocates UNY - New York Arizona Native Plant Society - Arizona Arizona Wildlife Federation - Arizona Arts and Acts Church - Oregon Asima, Inc. - New Jersey Audubon Oregon - Oregon Audubon Society of Corvallis - Oregon Audubon Society of Portland - Oregon Biodiversity Conservation Alliance - Wyoming Blue Mountain Audubon Society - Washington Boulder-White Clouds Council - Idaho Bradford Environmental Research Institute - WY Bryson Ranch - California Buffalo Field Campaign - Montana CARE: Carolina Animal Rights Effort - North Carolina California Council Trout Unlimited - California California Native Plant Society - California California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter - California California Trout - California California Wilderness Coalition - California Californians for Alternatives to Toxics - Oregon Californians for Western Wilderness - California Cape Fear Vegetarian Society - North Carolina Carolina Animal Activists Together - North Carolina Cascadia Fire Ecology Education Project - Oregon Center for Biological Diversity - Arizona Center for Native Ecosystems - Colorado Central New Mexico Audubon Society - New Mexico Central Oregon Forest Issues Committee - Oregon Charleston Natural History Society - South Carolina Citizens for Better Forestry - California Clearwater Biodiversity Project - Idaho Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers - Montana Colorado Native Plant Society - Colorado Columbia Audubon Society - South Carolina Columbia River Conservation League - Washington Committee for the High Desert - Idaho Committee of Wilderness Supporters - New Mexico Compassionate Spirit - Colorado Conservancy of the Phoenix - Wyoming Cross L Ranch - Idaho Dakubetede Environmental Education Programs - Oregon Deerlodge Forest Defense Fund - Montana Desert Watch - Arizona EarthSave, Baltimore - Maryland EarthSave, Berkshire Hills - Massachusetts EarthSave, Boston - Massachusetts EarthSave, Cincinnati - Ohio EarthSave, Harriman - New York EarthSave, Long Island - New York EarthSave, Louisville - Kentucky Ecology Center, The - Montana Environmental Protection Information Center - California Flying X Ranch - New Mexico Forest Guardians - New Mexico Forest Issues Group - California Fort Collins Audubon Society - Colorado Friends of Horses Rescue & Adoption - Colorado Friends of Living Oregon Waters - Oregon Friends of Sycamore Valley - California Friends of the Clearwater - Idaho Gallatin Wildlife Association - Montana Genesee Audubon Society - Michigan Genesee Valley Audubon Society - New York Gifford Pinchot Task Force, The - Washington Goods From The Woods - Missouri Grand Canyon Trust - Arizona Great Old Broads for Wilderness - Colorado Great Plains Restoration Council - Texas Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society - Pennsylvania Greater Yellowstone Coalition - Montana Green Party of Utah - Utah Greenbridges LLC & Adobe Ranch - California Gregg Gibbons, rancher - Arizona Habitat for Wildlife - New Jersey Harris Ranch - Idaho Hartford Audubon Society - Connecticut Headwaters - Oregon Heartwood - Indiana Hells Canyon Preservation Council - Oregon Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History - South Carolina Huachuca Audubon Society - Arizona Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester - New York Idaho Bird Hunters - Idaho Idaho Coalition United for Bears - Idaho Idaho Conservation League - Idaho Idaho Sporting Congress - Idaho Idaho Wildlife Federation - Idaho Illinois Student Environmental Network - Illinois Indiana Forest Alliance - Indiana Jackson Hole Alliance - Wyoming Kentucky Heartwood - Kentucky Kerncrest Audubon Society - California Kettle Range Conservation Group - Washington Klamath Falls Audubon Society - Oregon Klamath Forest Alliance - California Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center - Oregon Knob and Valley Audubon Society - Indiana Lake Superior Greens - Wisconsin Lands Council, The - Washington Lane County Audubon Society - Oregon Larch Company - Oregon Lassen Forest Preservation Group - California Leavenworth Audubon Adopt-a-Forest - Washington Living Rivers - Arizona Lloyd Wilson Chapter Trout Unlimited - Pennsylvania Lomakatsi Restoration Project - Oregon Lycoming Audubon Society - Pennsylvania Magic - California Maricopa Audubon Society - Arizona Marion County Water Watch - Kentucky Mecklenburg Vegetarian Association - North Carolina Methow Forest Watch - Washington Mountain Defense League - California Mountaineer Audubon Society - West Virginia Mow & Sow - California Native Forest Network - Maine, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont Native Plant Society of New Mexico - New Mexico Native Plant Society of Oregon, The - Oregon New Mexico Audubon - New Mexico New Mexico Audubon Council - New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation - New Mexico North Fork Audubon Society - New York North Shore Audubon Society - New York Northcoast Environmental Center - California Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society - Vermont Northern Arizona Audubon Society - Arizona Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society - Virginia Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - Oregon Northwest Ecosystem Alliance - Washington Oregon Council Trout Unlimited - Oregon Oregon Natural Desert Association - Oregon Oregon Natural Resources Council - Oregon Ouachita Watch League - Arkansas Payette Forest Watch - Idaho People for Animal Rights of Central New York - New York People/Animals Network - Ohio Pittsburgh Vegetarian Society - Pennsylvania Planning and Conservation League, The - California Potawatomi Audubon Society - Indiana Predator Defense Institute - Oregon Prescott Audubon Society - Arizona Prescott Forest Friends - Arizona Presque Isle Audubon Society - Pennsylvania Public Lands Without Livestock - New York Quittapahilla Audubon Society - Pennsylvania RESTORE: The North Woods - Massachusetts RangeBiome - Oregon Redwood Region Audubon Society - California Restoring Eden/Christians for Environmental Stewardship - Washington Rochester Area Vegetarian Society - New York Rockland Audubon Society - New York Rocky Mountain Animal Defense - Colorado Rogue Valley Audubon Society - Oregon SANE: Society Advocating Natural Ecosystems - Washington Salstrom & Easterly Eco-logic, Botanical Consulting - Washington Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society - New Mexico Sassafras Audubon Society - Indiana Seattle Audubon Society - Washington Sierra Foothills Audubon Society - California Sinapu - Colorado Siskiyou Regional Education Project - Oregon Sky Island Alliance - Arizona Society for Animal Protective Legislation - Washington, DC Soda Mountain Wilderness Council - Oregon Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute - Arizona Sonoran Audubon Society - Arizona South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society - Indiana South Carolina Coastal Conservation League - South Carolina South Carolina Forest Watch - South Carolina South Coast Audubon Society - California South Coast Wildlands Project - California Southern Adirondack Audubon Society - New York Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project - North Carolina Southern Oregon Nature Excursions - Oregon Southern Streams - Mississippi Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society - New Mexico Spirit Canyon Lodge & Cafe - New Mexico State College, Pa. Bird Club - Pennsylvania Sublette Riders Association - Wyoming T & E, Inc. - New Mexico Texas Committee on Natural Resources - Texas The Animals Voice - California The Rewilding Institute - New Mexico Threatened and Endangered: Little Applegate Valley - Oregon Tippecanoe Audubon Society - Indiana Tucson Audubon Society - Arizona UNC Charlotte Campus Greens - North Carolina Umpqua Valley Audubon Society - Oregon Umpqua Watersheds - Oregon Valdez Farms, LLC - Colorado VegNews/The Vegan News Network - California Ventana Wilderness Alliance - California Washington Crossing Audubon Society - New Jersey Washington Native Plant Society - Washington Western Fire Ecology Center - Oregon Western Montana Mycological Association - Montana Western Watersheds Project - Idaho Western Wildlife Conservancy - Utah Wetlands Action Network - California Wild Alabama - Alabama Wild Utah Project - Utah WildPlaces - California Wilderness Hunter - Oregon Wildlands Center for Preventing Roads - Montana Wildlands Project, The - Vermont Wyoming Outdoor Council - Wyoming Yuma Audubon Society - Arizona
This list of endorsements last updated December 17, 2002
Click here to endorse voluntary grazing permit buyout.* Endorsement of the voluntary federal public lands grazing permit buyout proposal does not imply that an organization endorses all the policies and activities of the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign.