Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Endorsements

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
Earthsave International
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

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    * 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.