Conservation Reserve Program Ruling Marks a Hay-Day for Wildlife

August 2008
EnviroAction Newsletter;Aug2008, Vol. 26, p4
The article reports that a U.S. District judge has issued a permanent injunction to stop widespread haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land. It is stated that the decision was taken without first studying its impact on wildlife and natural resources. The decision has reduced the CRP land open to increased haying and grazing from 24 million to less than 2 million acres. The step is stated to have taken to protect habitat for sage grouse and other species.


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