May 28, 2020
Protecting ranches saves environment: Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Canada has sounded the alarm regarding adverse effects on conservation if the beef industry suffers an economic downturn due to COVID-19.
This article was originally published in the Western Producer on May 28, 202 and is reposted with permission. Read the full article here.
By Barb Glen
Karla Guyn, chief executive officer of Ducks Unlimited Canada, said some of the country’s most important habitats are those managed by ranchers. If a large number go out of business, as occurred during the BSE crisis, there could be a drastic reduction in grasslands and wetlands as property is converted to farming.
“We count them among our most important environmental stewards,” Guyn said about ranchers.