Restore our Western Wildlife Heritage!
Help Remove the Adverse Impacts of Livestock Production on Our Public Lands
|Grazing in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona. America's arid western public lands are at risk from taxpayer-subsidized livestock production.|
In the United States, livestock grazing has contributed to the listing of 22 percent of federal threatened and endangered species—almost equal to logging (12 percent) and mining (11 percent) combined. No other human activity in the West is as responsible for the decline or loss of species as is livestock production. The Sierra Club has placed a high priority on protecting and restoring native wildlife and habitat to our public lands by seeking management changes that will correct livestock impacts. In some locations, this may require an end to commercial livestock production.