Ranching Industry Supports Wallace Nomination

The American Sheep Industry Association joined the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Public Lands Council this week in offering support for the advancement of Rob Wallace's nomination as assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior.

Wallace's nomination advanced this week out of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works. The assistant secretary oversees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, which collectively manage 170 million acres of public lands.

"When it comes to balancing the interest of all of the Department of Interior's multiple use stakeholders, Rob Wallace has the ranching industry's confidence," said Public Lands Council Executive Director Ethan Lane. "Like ranchers across the West, Assistant Secretary Wallace has a proven conservation track record and a deep understanding of federal land management. Livestock producers welcome his confirmation and look forward to partnering with him on a range of priorities; including modernizing the Endangered Species Act and managing the impact of unchecked recreation."