Several agricultural groups have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for placing the lesser prairie chicken under the Endangered Species Act.
Sigrid Johannes, Associate Director of Government Affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says farmers and ranchers have already implemented voluntarily conservation practices to protect the bird. “The goals in many ways for the bird and rancher are closely aligned, and we think that work should continue. We want to get it overturned because we think this is fundamentally misguided if your overall goal is conservation of the species, this is not the way to do it.”
Earlier this week, NCBA and others filed a Notice of Intent to sue the Department of the Interior and the U.S.