WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act. This legislation will amend federal requirements to exempt the U.S. Forest Service from re-consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on new ESA information, ending unnecessary delays.
“The FIR Act is a… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) legislation to remove the grizzly bear population in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
“Since grizzly bears were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, they have exceeded the set recovery targets – now, there are… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 1419, the Comprehensive Grizzly Bear Management Act of 2023. This legislation would direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue a final rule that would remove the Northern Continental Divide population of grizzly bears from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to review the status of the grizzly bear’s listing under the Endangered Species Act.
“Fish and Wildlife Service accepting our petition to delist the Grizzly Bear marks a shift in the way we think and talk about the Endangered Species Act," said Rep.… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Rosendale is proud to see the State of Montana, under Governor Greg Gianforte’s leadership, protect Montana ranchers. On October 27th, the State of Montana notified American Prairie that they are not currently authorized to graze bison on two state allotments. American Prairie will be required by November 17th, to detail how they will prevent bison grazing in these areas. The Governor’s decision to protect ranching and reject the Biden Administration’s radical environmentalist agenda is welcome news for Montanans. This decision from the Governor’s office comes on the heels of a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision to deny petitions of stay filed on behalf of Montana stakeholders, including the Governor’s office and the Montana Attorney General. Last week, Congressman Rosendale sent a letter to BLM and OHA demanding that they reverse their decision denying the petitions of stay. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale sent a letter demanding that the Montana Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reverse their position on livestock grazing on land allotments in Montana. The decision ignores 90 years of best range management practices and current federal law.
The letter was sent to Judge Veronica Larvie, Administrative Judge for the Department of Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and Tracy Stone Manning, Director of the Bureau of Land Management. At the helm at BLM, Ms. Manning has repeatedly succumbed to extremist environmental groups and ignored livestock grazing laws as outlined in the Taylor Grazing Act. Judge Larvie’s decision to deny the petition of stay is an unfortunate rejection of the legitimate interests of Montana ranchers. Allowing bison to graze on allotments that should be leased for cattle grazing is a blow to Montana’s ranching industry and threatens the longstanding relationship between ranchers and public lands management. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Representative Matt Rosendale joined Representatives Lauren Boebert and Tom Tiffany, along with 18 other republican colleagues, in introducing the “Trust the Science Act.” This bill would permanently delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 and ensure that action is not subject to judicial review.
“Gray wolves have well surpassed their recovery targets… Read more »
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed its 5 year study of the Grizzly bear in the lower 48 states and once again recommended that the species be classified as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Representative Rosendale Released the following statement:
“I strongly disagree with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) decision to continue listing the grizzly bear as… Read more »