PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins Yellowstone Public Radio to discuss PERC’s new Brucellosis Compensation Fund. The fund is the first of its kind in Montana, raising private dollars to offset some of the costs born by ranchers whose livestock contract brucellosis from elk. By helping mitigate the financial risk of disease transfer, the Brucellosis Compensation Fund can increase wildlife tolerance among landowners and aid in the broader goal of conserving elk habitat.
The cap on easement deductions is a win for the general taxpayers in an otherwise bloated spending bill.
The proposed land exchange is a balanced, collaborative solution developed by landowners, tribal representatives, conservation organizations, and recreation groups.
Incentives for energy facilities to reduce take on the margin would further aid eagle conservation.