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    Zach Bodhane is policy director for the Western Landowners Alliance, based in Washington, D.C.

    Can a set of maps avoid erasing people from the landscape? By the time you are reading this, thousands of individuals, nonprofits, industry associations, state and local governments and others will

    Of all the components of the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful Initiative (which includes the Biden administration’s goal to conserve 30% of land and water by the year 2030),

    Within the “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report, President Biden’s most detailed public plan to date on how to implement the 30x30 goal, are two inauspicious policy recommendations. One

    Under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has authority  to protect and prohibit harm to threatened and endangered species. Unfortunately, this can create disincentives for

    Epanchin-Niell and Boyd found that incentives may be enhanced through increased availability of programmatic agreements, regulatory assurances, technical and financial assistance, and tailored protections for threatened species.

    The ACE Act advances several provisions that recognize and address the challenges of ranching with wildlife. Certain elements of this legislation will support western landowners and federal land grazing permittees