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Mexican Gray Wolf Plan Doesn't Work for Rural Arizona

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:54 PM by chloe owens

7/25/17, by Sen. Jeff Flake, The Daily Courier

Mexican gray wolf plan doesn’t work for rural Arizona

Growing up on the F-Bar ranch in Snowflake, I know how important the cattle ranching industry is to Arizona’s economy. I also know ranching is both hard and humbling. Ranchers do not need the federal government making it any more challenging. This is why I am disturbed by the unwillingness of many federal agencies to appropriately take into account the priorities and concerns of our hardworking ranchers. This failure is especially difficult for a state like Arizona, where 42 percent of our land is under the control of the federal government.