Safe Harbor Agreement Signing Event at East Foundation’s El Sauz Ranch

Published: March 2024

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East Foundation, a designated Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) with cattle ranching operations across six ranches in South Texas, held an event on March 19, 2024, at its El Sauz ranch, where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially approved a Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for ocelot reintroduction on private lands. This landmark agreement signals continued progress toward ocelot recovery from federally endangered status and effective engagement of private working lands in these efforts.