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  • Take Boulder-White Clouds off the waiting list | Our Public Lands
    Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives June 2014 1 July 2014 6 August 2014 5 September 2014 2 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 3 January 2015 3 February 2015 4 March 2015 1 Pages first previous 1 2 3 next last Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list By Michael Gibson July 15 2015 Sportsmen and women have waited decades for comprehensive protections of fish wildlife and the important habitat on which they depend in the pristine Boulder White Clouds landscape of Central Idaho This landscape and the associated East Fork Salmon Watershed is home to some of the most iconic species in the West Chinook salmon steelhead bull trout and westslope cutthroat inhabit its waters while mountain goat bighorn sheep elk and mule deer roam the Boulder White Clouds high peaks and valleys Image Cal Bebee The Boulder White Clouds contains the pristine headwaters of the East Fork of the Salmon River and key tributaries of the headwaters of the Big Wood River Big Lost River and Salmon River The aquatic resources of the

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  • Take Boulder-White Clouds off the waiting list | Our Public Lands
    oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives April 2015 6 May 2015 7 June 2015 1 July 2015 4 Pages first previous 1 2 3 Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list By Michael Gibson July 15 2015 Sportsmen and women have waited decades for comprehensive protections of fish wildlife and the important habitat on which they depend in the pristine Boulder White Clouds landscape of Central Idaho This landscape and the associated East Fork Salmon Watershed is home to some of the most iconic species in the West Chinook salmon steelhead bull trout and westslope cutthroat inhabit its waters while mountain goat bighorn sheep elk and mule deer roam the Boulder White Clouds high peaks and valleys Image Cal Bebee The Boulder White Clouds contains the pristine headwaters of the East Fork of the Salmon River and key tributaries of the headwaters of the Big Wood River Big Lost River and Salmon River The aquatic resources of the Boulder White Clouds are some of the most unique in

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  • Take Boulder-White Clouds off the waiting list
    mule deer roam the Boulder White Clouds high peaks and valleys 1 Image Cal Bebee The Boulder White Clouds contains the pristine headwaters of the East Fork of the Salmon River and key tributaries of the headwaters of the Big Wood River Big Lost River and Salmon River The aquatic resources of the Boulder White Clouds are some of the most unique in the world have historic scientific and cultural value and are threatened to extinction without permanent protection Tell the Whitehouse that sportsmen and women want protections for the Boulder White Clouds and the fish and wildlife that call it home 1 The Boulder White Clouds area comprises a major segment of the habitat supporting the highest and longest migrating assemblage of anadromous ocean going fish in the world This assemblage exists in the headwaters of the Salmon River the East Fork Salmon River and the Middle Fork Salmon River s headwaters all within the Boulder White Clouds Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep mountain goats moose elk deer black bear pronghorn and mountain lions roam the Boulder White Clouds and antelope frequent the Jerry Peak Roadless Area Nearly a quarter of all Idaho s Mountain goat tags are filled here each year and the Boulder White Clouds also produce some of the biggest and best bull elk and mule deer bucks in Idaho Sportsmen and women have a chance to show their support a monument designation for this A national monument designation would allow management activities to improve fish and wildlife habitats control noxious weeds and restore forests and rangelands where needed A Boulder White Clouds national monument would also have the added bonus of bringing what is essentially one landscape under a single cohesive management plan for the area As is the case with many other landscape scale monuments

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  • Speak up for South Park, one of the region’s last, great places | Our Public Lands
    HUNT Act hunters hunting Interior Department Land Water Conservation Fund Legislation master leasing plans Mississippi Delta Montana Montana Wildlife Federation Mule Deer National Defense Authorization Act national forest National Forests national monument national monuments national parks National Wildlife Fedeartion National Wildlife Federation NDAA Nevada Nevada Legislature Nevada Wildlife Federation New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation Newsletter oil oil and gas oil and gas drilling oil and gas industry oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives June 2014 1 July 2014 6 August 2014 5 September 2014 2 October 2014 2 November 2014 2 December 2014 3 January 2015 3 February 2015 4 March 2015 1 Pages first previous 1 2 3 next last Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places By Judith Kohler June 22 2015 Calling all anglers hunters wildlife watchers hikers campers everybody who cherishes the West s special places and wants to see them conserved The public can help guide management of public lands in one of those special places Colorado s South Park a world class fishing and wildlife haven just a little more than an hour s drive from the Denver area The Bureau of Land Managemen t is deciding how South Park and other public lands in eastern Colorado will be managed during the next 20 years The decisions BLM makes today will have lasting impacts on South Park a high elevation valley ringed by mountains The agency is accepting public comments on the first phase of the planning process until July 31 The initial round of comments is crucial because it will help define the parameters of what the BLM considers when it writes the document guiding future oil and gas development in South Park This will be one of the first times the BLM will start from scratch on a master leasing plan or MLP An MLP is an innovative new tool intended to be smart from the start about leasing and drilling in places with high value natural resources This is one of the first real opportunities the public has had to get in on the ground floor and let the BLM know what we value and to help shape the future of one our

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  • Speak up for South Park, one of the region’s last, great places | Our Public Lands
    government shutdown greater sage grouse Greater sage grouse habitat Hiking HUNT Act hunters hunting Interior Department Land Water Conservation Fund Legislation master leasing plans Mississippi Delta Montana Montana Wildlife Federation Mule Deer National Defense Authorization Act national forest National Forests national monument national monuments national parks National Wildlife Fedeartion National Wildlife Federation NDAA Nevada Nevada Legislature Nevada Wildlife Federation New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation Newsletter oil oil and gas oil and gas drilling oil and gas industry oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives April 2015 6 May 2015 7 June 2015 1 July 2015 4 Pages first previous 1 2 3 Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places By Judith Kohler June 22 2015 Calling all anglers hunters wildlife watchers hikers campers everybody who cherishes the West s special places and wants to see them conserved The public can help guide management of public lands in one of those special places Colorado s South Park a world class fishing and wildlife haven just a little more than an hour s drive from the Denver area The Bureau of Land Managemen t is deciding how South Park and other public lands in eastern Colorado will be managed during the next 20 years The decisions BLM makes today will have lasting impacts on South Park a high elevation valley ringed by mountains The agency is accepting public comments on the first phase of the planning process until July 31 The initial round of comments is crucial because it will help define the parameters of what the BLM considers when it writes the document guiding future oil and gas development in South Park This will be one of the first times the BLM will start from scratch on a master leasing plan or MLP An MLP is an innovative new tool intended to be smart from the start about leasing and drilling in places with high value natural resources This is one of the first real opportunities the public has had to get in on the ground floor and let the BLM know what we value and to help shape the future of one our last best places We want South Park to provide a

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  • Speak up for South Park, one of the region’s last, great places
    valley ringed by mountains The agency is accepting public comments 2 on the first phase of the planning process until July 31 The initial round of comments is crucial because it will help define the parameters of what the BLM considers when it writes the document guiding future oil and gas development in South Park This will be one of the first times the BLM will start from scratch on a master leasing plan or MLP An MLP is an innovative new tool intended to be smart from the start about leasing and drilling in places with high value natural resources This is one of the first real opportunities the public has had to get in on the ground floor and let the BLM know what we value and to help shape the future of one our last best places We want South Park to provide a shining example of how MLPs can be implemented said Bill Dvorak public lands organizer for the National Wildlife Federation In South Park s case it is the headwaters of the South Platte River and the drinking water source for at least a third of the Denver metro area Anglers from across the region and country travel to South Park to ply the state certified Gold Medal waters and other prized fisheries South Park is home to elk deer and pronghorn herds It encompasses important winter range and elk calving grounds Several state parks and state wildlife areas provide public access to fishing and wildlife areas South Park is a National Heritage Area and the source of more than 17 million in annual economic benefits from wildlife related recreation The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is holding public meetings on the update of its resource management plan which includes South Park The following meetings

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  • Sportsmen urge CO governor, senator to back sage grouse conservation | Our Public Lands
    in place in Colorado for the bird and its habitat In separate letters sent this week to the governor and Colorado senator groups representing thousands of hunters anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts in the state expressed support for strong conservation plans to protect not only the sage grouse but our Western values economy and irreplaceable wildlife habitat A 2013 Colorado Parks and Wildlife report estimated that hunting fishing and other wildlife related recreation produce a total of about 5 billion in annual economic benefits Organizations signing the letters are the National Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Bull Moose Sportsmen s Alliance Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Colorado Pheasants Forever Colorado Trout Unlimited and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership The sportsmen s and outdoor organizations voiced concerns about Gardner s bill which would delay for six years a decision on whether the greater sage grouse needs protection under the Endangered Species Act Under a court settlement the U S Fish and Wildlife Service has until Sept 30 to render a listing decision Any measures that delay a September 2015 deadline will effectively take the wind out of the sails of the efforts currently underway to protect the bird and the sagebrush ecosystem the benefits of which will extend to other iconic wildlife the groups wrote in the letter Further delay sends the wrong message to Colorado and other states working on sage grouse conservation plans they added For years a large and varied group of stakeholders including the federal government Western states landowners ranchers and sportsmen has worked together to sustain populations of the grouse and sagebrush ecosystems across the West said Dan Parkinson board member of the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters Anglers We strongly urge Colorado s elected officials to act in the best interests of our state s

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/sportsmen-urge-co-governor-senator-back-sage-grouse-conservation (2016-05-01)
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  • Gov. John Hickenlooper | Our Public Lands
    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 Gov John Hickenlooper Sportsmen urge CO governor senator to back sage grouse conservation Date Wed 05 13 2015 Sportsmen support conserving greater sage grouse and its habitat which supports more than 350 species Image NWF DENVER Several sportsmen s organizations are urging Colorado Gov John Hickenlooper and Sen Cory Gardner to support ongoing efforts to conserve the greater sage grouse and ensure that strong safeguards are in place in Colorado

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/gov-john-hickenlooper (2016-05-01)
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