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

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