Livestock and Sportsmen Groups Enter Historic MOU on Conservation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ducks Unlimited and Safari Club International. The MOU outlines the groups’ shared commitment to the conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple uses. The agreement also outlines the groups’ efforts to cultivate healthier ecosystems, wildlife populations, and economies through active management. Hunting, fishing, and livestock grazing are all key components of successful, comprehensive management plans for the nation’s public lands and resources. The MOU also highlights decades of successful voluntary conservation programs and formalizes a partnership to allow these groups to coordinate multi-sector projects in the future. “One thing cattle producers and the sportsmen communities have in common is a shared commitment to being good stewards of the land,” says NCBA President Marty Smith. PLC President Bob Skinner says, “Ranchers are true conservationists and we’re proud to partner with groups whose members also work to protect open spaces and manage our country’s natural resources for a better future.”