Recently CSSGA reported on the association’s efforts to contest the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s (USFW) proposed critical habitat of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo bird (YBC). We shared the letter that was submitted from Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton to Dan Ashe, USFW director, reaffirming their position that there “does not appear to be sufficient justification for the designation of Critical Habitat for the YBC within Colorado, especially in light of the economic harm it would cause to our communities”.
Today, CSSGA is pleased to report that industry’s voice is being heard on this issue. Dan Ashe responded to the Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton’s letter on July 21. Highlights from the letter are listed below:
Thank you to our Western Slope producers for your comments, time, and attention to this issue. Please contact the association offices with any questions.