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  • Nevada | Our Public Lands
    rugged canyon landscapes encompassed by public lands Polls of voters in the Rocky Mountain West show that people recognize the benefits of public lands from the money and jobs generated by tourism hunting fishing and other recreation to the high quality of life that comes with living in scenic areas with clean air and easy access to vacation spots Businesses surveyed recognize that proximity to open spaces wildlife and public parks gives them an advantage in attracting highly qualified employees looking for a desirable place to live and work Westerners also strongly identify with that most American of ideas that public lands provide each of us a place where we are free to hike cast a line watch eagles soar or track an elk through snowy woods Nevadans Recognize That Public Lands Support the Economy Among Nevada small business owners 38 agree that Nevada s national parks forests monuments and wildlife habitats are essential parts of the state s outdoor culture and quality of life and great reasons to run a business there Nevadans Support Protections for Land Water Air and Wildlife Three fourths of Nevada small business owners support designating additional public lands as national monuments Doing so would ensure natural areas and water in these regions would enjoy protections similar to those of the Great Basin National Monument in Nevada Elected Officials Are Out of Touch Far too many of Nevada s public lands are under attack by Congress and the state legislature For example throughout the 112 th and 113 th Congresses elected lawmakers introduced dozens of bills that sought to roll back protections for public lands In addition Nevada is one of seven western states that have passed introduced or explored legislation in the past year demanding that the federal government turn over millions of acres of federal public lands to the state If the sponsors of these proposals succeed in their aims these lands will be used in whatever way the new owner state or private wants to use them This generally means maximizing private profits through resource extraction rather than managing for the long term benefit and use of the public To learn more about why these proposals are problematic read the full report Valuing Our Western Public Lands Safeguarding Our Economy and Way of Life Attempts to Transfer Public Land Out of Public Ownership Two Nevada Assemblymen are drafting a bill for the 2013 legislative session that would create a committee to conduct a study anticipating the effects that a land transfer would have on the state in contemplation of Congress turning over the management and control of those public lands to the State of Nevada on or before June 30 2015 Several bills proposed in the U S Congress would force the sale of public lands in Nevada American Land Act H R 1017 113 th Congress by Rep Ted Poe R TX This bill would force the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to sell 8 percent of their respective

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  • New Mexico | Our Public Lands
    Public Lands Support the Economy New Mexico voters clearly value the impact public lands have on their economy they overwhelming agree 84 that public lands are an essential part of the state s economy and 69 agree that the state s public lands help attract high quality employers and good jobs Seventy seven percent 77 of New Mexicans believe public lands in the state support the economy provide recreation opportunities and enhance quality of life rather than being a fiscal burden and preventing creation of jobs in traditional industries Among New Mexico small business owners 36 agree that New Mexico s national parks forests monuments and wildlife habitats are essential parts of the state s outdoor culture and quality of life and great reasons to run a business there New Mexico Voters Support Protections for Land Water Air and Wildlife A solid majority of 52 of New Mexicans want environmentally sensitive public lands to be permanently protected from oil and gas production Four in five New Mexico small business owners support designating more of New Mexico s existing public lands as national monuments Doing so would ensure natural areas and water in these regions would enjoy protections similar to those of the El Malpais Bandelier and Tent Rocks national monuments in New Mexico New Mexico Voters Oppose Proposals to Sell Off Public Lands Most New Mexicans 62 oppose the sale of Colorado s public lands as a way to reduce the nation s budget deficit Elected Officials Are Out of Touch Far too many of New Mexico s public lands are under attack by Congress and the state legislature For example throughout the 112 th and 113 th Congresses elected lawmakers introduced dozens of bills that sought to roll back protections for public lands In addition New Mexico is one of seven western states that have passed introduced or explored legisla tion in the past year demanding that the federal government turn over millions of acres of federal public lands to the state If the sponsors of these proposals succeed in their aims these lands will be used in whatever way the new owner state or private wants to use them This generally means maximizing private profits through resource extraction rather than managing for the long term benefit and use of the public To learn more about why these proposals are problematic read the full report Valuing Our Western Public Lands Safeguarding Our Economy and Way of Life Attempts to Transfer Public Land Out of Public Ownership New Mexico s Transfer of Public Land Act introduced in early 2013 calls on the federal government to turn 23 million acres of New Mexico s public lands over to the state by the end of 2015 and creates a public lands transfer task force to study the process of taking ownership of these federal lands 1 Several bills proposed in the U S Congress would force the sale of public lands in New Mexico American Land Act H R 1017 113 th

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  • Utah | Our Public Lands
    by the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project showed that a huge majority of Utah voters 91 engage in at least one outdoor recreation activity on a regular basis Sixty six percent 66 hike and camp regularly Forty four percent of Utah voters are hunters or anglers The vast majority 81 of Utah voters plan to visit a national park this year These Utahans recognize the economic and intrinsic value of public lands and want to see these lands protected for future generations Utah Voters Recognize That Public Lands Support the Economy Utah voters clearly value the impact public lands have on their economy virtually all 96 say they are an essential part of the state s economy and 77 agree that the state s public lands help attract high quality employers and good jobs Seventy four percent of Utahans believe public lands in the state support the economy provide recreation opportunities and enhance quality of life rather than being a fiscal burden and preventing creation of jobs in traditional industries Utah Voters Support Protections for Land Water Air and Wildlife A majority 62 of Utah voters say environmentally sensitive places on public lands should be permanently protected from oil and gas drilling Utah Voters Oppose Proposals to Sell Off Public Lands A majority of Utah voters oppose selling some federal public lands as a way to reduce the nation s budget deficit 57 oppose 37 support Elected Officials Are Out of Touch Far too many of Utah s public lands are under attack by Congress and the state legislature For example throughout the 112 th and 113 th Congresses elected lawmakers introduced dozens of bills that sought to roll back protections for public lands In addition Utah is one of seven western states that have passed introduced or explored legisla tion in the past year demanding that the federal government turn over millions of acres of federal public lands to the state If the sponsors of these proposals succeed in their aims these lands will be used in whatever way the new owner state or private wants to use them This generally means maximizing private profits through resource extraction rather than managing for the long term benefit and use of the public To learn more about why these proposals are problematic read the full report Valuing Our Western Public Lands Safeguarding Our Economy and Way of Life Attempts to Transfer Public Land Out of Public Ownership Utah s Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study signed into law in March 2012 established a deadline of December 31 2014 for the federal government to turn over Utah s nearly 20 million acres of public lands to the state or it will sue Several bills proposed in the U S Congress would force the sale of public lands in Utah American Land Act H R 1017 113 th Congress by Rep Ted Poe R TX This bill would force the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to sell

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  • Wyoming | Our Public Lands
    value of public lands and want to see these lands protected for future generations Wyoming Voters Recognize That Public Lands Support the Economy Wyomingites clearly value the impact public lands have on their economy 94 say they are an essential part of Wyoming s economy and 74 agree that the state s public lands help attract high quality employers and good jobs Wyoming voters have a great appreciation for the state s public lands with 78 saying public lands in the state support the economy provide recreation opportunities and enhance quality of life rather than being a fiscal burden and preventing creation of jobs in traditional industries Wyoming Voters Oppose Proposals to Sell Off Public Lands Wyoming voters strongly oppose selling off public lands as a way to reduce the deficit with only 28 supporting selling off the land compared to 66 who oppose it More than half 53 of voters in the state say they are strongly opposed to selling public lands for that purpose 1 Elected Officials Are Out of Touch Far too many of Wyoming s public lands are under attack by Congress and the state legislature For example throughout the 112 th and 113 th Congresses elected lawmakers introduced dozens of bills that sought to roll back protections for public lands In addition Wyoming is one of seven western states that have passed introduced or explored legislation in the past year demanding that the federal government turn over millions of acres of federal public lands to the state If the sponsors of these proposals succeed in their aims these lands will be used in whatever way the new owner state or private wants to use them This generally means maximizing private profits through resource extraction rather than managing for the long term benefit and use of the public To learn more about why these proposals are problematic read the full report Valuing Our Western Public Lands Safeguarding Our Economy and Way of Life Attempts to Transfer Public Land Out of Public Ownership Wyoming s Transfer of Federal Lands Study which passed the state legislature in early 2013 would require the state attorney general to study possible legal recourses available to compel the federal government to relinquish ownership and management of specified federal lands in Wyoming and would establish a task force focused on the land transfer 2 Several bills proposed in the U S Congress would force the sale of public lands in Wyoming American Land Act H R 1017 113 th Congress by Rep Ted Poe R TX This bill would force the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to sell 8 percent of their respective federal land to the highest bidder annually until 2017 This year alone the two agencies would be forced to sell off nearly 36 million acres of forest and public land to corporate interests Action Plan for Public Lands and Education Act a k a Land Division Act H R 2852 112 th Congress by Rep Rob Bishop R

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  • Arizona forest schedules meetings on proposed wilderness areas | Our Public Lands
    Affiliates Arizona Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Montana Wildlife Federation New Mexico Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Sign Up Take action for public lands facebook com OurPublicLands twitter com OurPublicLands Saving the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled Western Legacy Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival Stay up to date on public lands issues with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More Arizona forest schedules meetings on proposed wilderness areas Coconino National Forest officials are soliciting public comment on 10 potential wilderness areas Public

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  • Arizona wildfire fully contained | Our Public Lands
    Helpful Links Photo Gallery Multimedia Action Center Affiliates Arizona Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Montana Wildlife Federation New Mexico Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Sign Up Take action for public lands facebook com OurPublicLands twitter com OurPublicLands Saving the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled Western Legacy Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival Stay up to date on public lands issues with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More Arizona wildfire fully contained The 3 420 acre Eagle Rock fire 11 miles northeast of

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  • Colorado News | Our Public Lands
    Denver and Aurora combined Read full text Denver Post CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION External News Link Gary Wockner Don t Frack Denver s Water Date Thursday December 13 2012 Printer friendly version BLM extends comment deadline on White River oil and gas plan November 20 2012 Post Independent Glenwood Springs CO Colorado MEEKER Colorado The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment deadline for its draft White River Field Office Oil and Gas Resource Management Plan Amendment an additional 45 days to Jan 28 2013 In August the BLM released for public review and comment a draft plan outlining multiple alternatives for managing the expected increase in oil and natural gas development on the 1 7 million acres of federal mineral resources it manages on the Piceance Basin in Rio Blanco County southern Moffat County and a small part of northern Garfield County Read full text Glenwood Post Independent External News Link BLM extends comment deadline on White River oil and gas plan Date Wednesday November 21 2012 Printer friendly version Presidential Proclamation Establishment of the Chimney Rock National Monument The Chimney Rock site in southwestern Colorado incorporates spiritual historic and scientific resources of great value and significance A thousand years ago the vast Chaco civilization was drawn to the site s soaring massive rock pinnacles Chimney Rock and Companion Rock that rise hundreds of feet from the valley floor to an elevation of 7 600 feet High atop ancient sandstone formations Ancestral Pueblo People built exquisite stone buildings including the highest ceremonial great house in the Southwest Read full text The White House External News Link Presidential Proclamation Establishment of the Chimney Rock National Monument Date Friday September 21 2012 Printer friendly version Feds prepare to open South Park for drilling near metro water source FAIRPLAY The federal Bureau of Land Management is preparing to open South Park metro Denver s main water source to oil and gas drilling But Aurora Water local authorities and conservationists are pushing back demanding careful planning before any land is leased Read full text The Denver Post External News Link Feds prepare to open South Park for drilling near metro water source Date Monday August 27 2012 Printer friendly version Colorado wildfire Pre evacuation area for Waldo Canyon Fire increased COLORADO SPRINGS The pre evacuation area for the Waldo Canyon Fire burning near Manitou Springs was expanded Tuesday afternoon for some areas near Woodland Park Teller County officials warned residents east of U S 24 and north o the El Paso Teller County line to be prepared to leave Fire officials said Tuesday morning the Waldo Canyon Fire is now estimated to be 5 168 acres with 5 percent containment Read full text The Denver Post External News Link Colorado wildfire Pre evacuation area for Waldo Canyon Fire increased Date Tuesday June 26 2012 Printer friendly version Fishing closure implemented in Steamboat Springs STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Colo Extremely low flows and rising water temperatures have prompted Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials to implement a voluntary closure to all fishing in the Steamboat Springs section of the Yampa River The closure will be in effect from the upstream boundary of the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream through the city limits of Steamboat Springs and anglers are asked to avoid this area Minimal spring snowmelt and lack of significant rain so far this year has led to very low flows and high water temperatures for many rivers and streams throughout the state In Steamboat Springs wildlife managers observed Yampa River water temperatures at 71 degrees on June 20 and the current flow of 81 cubic feet per second is well below the minimum 85 cfs established to trigger the voluntary closure In these conditions already severely stressed fish weakened by warm waters often die when caught even if they are quickly released back into the water There appears to be little chance of precipitation adding measureable volume to the stream flow in the immediate future said Senior Aquatic Biologist Sherman Hebein In this section of the Yampa River median historical flows for this date are slightly over 1400 cfs and the most current reading is well below that rate Read full text Colorado Division of Wildlife External News Link Fishing closure implemented in Steamboat Springs Date Thursday June 21 2012 Printer friendly version Colorado wildfire Federal firefighters due to help at High Park fire LAPORTE Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle the wildly unpredictable High Park fire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures The U S Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire today Authorities say it s the worst fire seen in Larimer County in about 25 years Flames were coming dangerously close to deputies who were telling some residents to evacuate The fire grew to 20 000 acres Sunday stoking worries that its power will only grow Read full text The Denver Post External News Link Colorado wildfire Federal firefighters due to help at High Park fire Date Monday June 11 2012 Printer friendly version ProgressNow others ask Obama to protect Colorado lands DENVER ProgressNow Colorado and allies in the Monumental West campaign today presented President Barack Obama s campaign field office in Denver with hundreds of Colorado signatures to a letter requesting he support the protection of Browns Canyon and Chimney Rock Coloradans value these areas as economic drivers for the region and also sacred areas to explore nature and archaeology and to preserve for future generations said state Rep Dickey Lee Hullinghorst D Niwot In Colorado more than 107 000 jobs depend on public lands and 97 percent of Coloradans believe public lands are essential to our way of life Read full text The Colorado Independent External News Link ProgressNow others ask Obama to protect Colorado lands Date Friday June 1 2012 Printer friendly version Judge Reviewing BLM Roan Plateau Decision DENVER AP A judge is considering whether the

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  • Arizona Resources
    Center Arizona Recreation http publiclands org explore plicstate AZ 8 American Trails Arizona Trail Resources http americantrails org resources statetrails AZstate html 9 Arizona Travel Tourism http www arizonaguide com 10 Conservation Groups Working in Arizona National Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountains Prairies Regional Center http www nwf org Rocky Mountains and Prairies aspx 11 Arizona Wildlife Federation http www azwildlife org 12 Arizona Antelope Foundation http www azantelope org 13 Arizona Elk Society http www arizonaelksociety org 14 Arizona Rivers http arizonarivers org 15 Arizona Wilderness Coalition http www azwild org 16 Audubon Arizona http az audubon org 17 Ducks Unlimited Arizona http www ducks org arizona 18 Grand Canyon Trust http www grandcanyontrust org 19 National Parks Conservation Association http www npca org 19 Natural Resources Defense Council www nrdc org 20 Save the Colorado http www savethecolorado org 21 Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter http www arizona sierraclub org 22 Southwest Conservation Corps http sccorps org 23 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation http www rmef org 24 The Nature Conservancy Arizona http www nature org ourinitiatives regions northamerica unitedstates arizona index htm 25 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership http www trcp org 26 The Wilderness Society http wilderness org 27 Trout Unlimited Arizona Council http www az tu org 28 Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona http www voaz org 29 30 Source URL http www ourpubliclands org about arizona resources Links 1 http www blm gov az st en html 2 http www fs fed us recreation map state list shtml 3 http www nps gov state az index htm program all 4 http www fws gov refuges refugeLocatorMaps Arizona html 5 http www azgfd gov 6 http azstateparks com index html 7 http www recreation gov 8 http publiclands org explore plicstate AZ 9 http americantrails org resources statetrails AZstate

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