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  • Idaho Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    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 Idaho Wildlife Federation Idaho sportsmen Time to protect Boulder White Clouds Date Tue 12 23 2014 Idaho sportsmen recently traveled to Washington D C to talk to federal officials about making Boulder White Clouds a national monument Image Idaho Wildlife Federation The Idaho Wildlife Federation recently organized a visit to Washington D C to talk to members of Congress and administration officials about designating Boulder White Clouds as a national monument I think sportsmen and conservationists in Idaho are tired of waiting IWF Executive Director Michael Gibson told a reporter People have been working on protections in the Boulder White Clouds for 50 years Tags Boulder White Clouds Sportsmen for Boulder White Clouds national monument public lands Idaho Wildlife Federation Antiquities Act Read more about Idaho sportsmen Time to protect Boulder White Clouds Sportsmen for Boulder White Clouds take anglers on trip to make case for monument Date Sun 10 19 2014 Members of Sportsmen for Boulder White Clouds recentlyt took fellow anglers on trip to a part of the proposed national monument Photo courtesy of Idaho Wildlife Federation By Steve Stuebner Sportsmen for Boulder White Clouds took several seasoned anglers into the Big Boulder lakes recently to go fishing The Big Boulder lakes are located in the headwaters of the White Cloud Mountains The cold clean water in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/idaho-wildlife-federation?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Sportsmen rally for sage grouse and an iconic Western landscape | Our Public Lands
    350 species DENVER With a decision looming on whether to federally protect the greater sage grouse Western sportsmen and women are reaffirming their support for plans to conserve the bird and the sagebrush lands that support hundreds of species local economies hunting and other outdoor traditions The National Wildlife Federation and members of its affiliates support conservation efforts by private landowners and state and federal agencies to rebuild sage grouse numbers and head off the need to protect the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act A new fact sheet Saving the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled Western Legacy by NWF highlights wildlife dependent on the sagebrush steppe and sportsmen s thoughts about the iconic Western landscape The U S Fish and Wildlife Service is under a court ordered Sept 30 deadline to decide whether the greater sage grouse should be federally protected NWF and other sportsmen s and conservation organizations believe strong state and federal management plans coupled with ongoing work by private landowners offer a blueprint for saving the bird and providing certainty to people who use Western public lands said Aaron Kindle NWF s Western sportsmen s campaign manager The Bureau of Land Management s sage grouse plans unveiled in May along with the state plans can be a lifeline for the species Kindle added Sportsmen and women should get behind this broad range plan We have an obligation to ensure the future of sage grouse and the uniquely American landscape they call home as well as the future of conservation in the West Here is what other Western sportsmen s and wildlife groups are saying As sportsmen and women we understand the health of the sage grouse is tied to the health of the sagebrush steppe We re on the brink of deciding what we need to do to save the greater sage grouse because its habitat has been lost and degraded Michael Gibson Idaho Wildlife Federation executive director What s happening to the sage grouse is happening to many other species including deer elk and pronghorns and that means the potential loss of some of our most cherished wildlife and hunting opportunities We need to conserve sage grouse and our sagebrush lands and maintain our hunting heritage The ferruginous hawk is among the species dependent on Western sagebrush lands Not everyone appreciates the beauty of sagebrush country but for those of us who live around it or spend a lot of time there the sagebrush steppe defines the West as much as any snowcapped mountain peak It s teeming with the wildlife that everyone associates with the West It s important habitat for migrating birds and one of its best known residents the greater sage grouse isn t found anywhere else in the world When we work to save sage grouse we re working to save a whole community of important Western creatures and a unique part of the world said Dave Chadwick Montana Wildlife Federation executive director Most Westerners have a special relationship with the

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/sportsmen-rally-sage-grouse-and-iconic-western-landscape (2016-05-01)
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  • greater sage grouse | Our Public Lands
    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 greater sage grouse NWF Feds decision on sage grouse charts course to save species landscape Date Sun 10 18 2015 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was joined by other federal officials and four Western governors to announce the greater sage grouse will not be listed Image NWF What s good for the bird is good for the herd National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O Mara The U S Fish and Wildlife Service s decision to give state and federal conservation efforts an opportunity to save the greater sage grouse and its habitat is the right decision for the grouse the hundreds of other species of the sagebrush steppe and the sportsmen wildlife enthusiasts ranchers and local economies that depend on this Western landscape Tags greater sage grouse Interior Department National Wildlife Federation U S Fish and Wildlife Service Read more about NWF Feds decision on sage grouse charts course to save species landscape Sportsmen rally for sage grouse and an iconic Western landscape Date Tue 09 08 2015 Conserving sage grouse and their habitat will benefit hundreds of species Image Judith Kohler DENVER With a decision looming on whether to federally protect the greater sage grouse Western sportsmen and women are reaffirming their support for plans to conserve the bird and the sagebrush lands that support hundreds of species local economies hunting and other outdoor traditions The National Wildlife Federation

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/greater-sage-grouse-0 (2016-05-01)
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  • Column: Healthy public lands = healthy economy | Our Public Lands
    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 Column Healthy public lands healthy economy The health of the outdoor recreation industry is tied to the health of public lands Photo by Lew Carpenter By David Dragroo As the owner of a successful outdoor business one of many such businesses in this country I ve become puzzled over how Congress debates public lands issues Often the care for these resources is pitted up against strong economies and more jobs implying support for one means denying the other This is a false choice Outdoor businesses show that healthy public lands create and sustain strong rural economies and viable jobs As we pursue other economic activities like energy development on public lands we must make sure we balance those uses with the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat so that our outdoor economy will thrive As we pursue other economic activities like energy development on public lands we must make sure we balance those

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/column-healthy-public-lands-healthy-economy (2016-05-01)
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  • Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development | Our Public Lands
    a successful outdoor business one of many such businesses in this country I ve become puzzled over how Congress debates public lands issues Often the care for these resources is pitted up against strong economies and more jobs implying support for one means denying the other This is a false choice Outdoor businesses show that healthy public lands create and sustain strong rural economies and viable jobs As we pursue other economic activities like energy development on public lands we must make sure we balance those uses with the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat so that our outdoor economy will thrive Tags Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development public lands outdoor recreation industry Congress Read more about Column Healthy public lands healthy economy BLM launches initiative to improve public lands management Date Thu 10 02 2014 More than 150 people either attended or logged on Wednesday for the first public session on the BLM s Planning 2 0 project NWF Photo Judith Kohler By Judith Kohler GOLDEN Colo The Bureau of Land Management is moving into uncharted territory and inviting the public along as it takes steps to improve its planning process More than 150 people participated in person or over the internet in the first public meeting on the initiative The crowd on hand for the Oct 1 session on what BLM has dubbed Planning 2 0 included members of conservation and hunting and angling groups An Oct 7 meeting in Sacramento is another chance for the public to give its initial input into the BLM s effort to more effectively and efficiently plan across landscapes The lead partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development the National Wildlife Federation the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited have long urged the BLM to manage across landscapes The SFRED

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen-responsible-energy-development (2016-05-01)
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  • outdoor recreation industry | Our Public Lands
    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 outdoor recreation industry Column Healthy public lands healthy economy Date Sun 11 09 2014 The health of the outdoor recreation industry is tied to the health of public lands Photo by Lew Carpenter By David Dragroo Roll Call As the owner of a successful outdoor business one of many such businesses in this country I ve become puzzled over how Congress debates public lands

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/outdoor-recreation-industry (2016-05-01)
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  • Senate takes the 'Bipartisan' from the Sportsmen's Act, dooms legislation | Our Public Lands
    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 Senate takes the Bipartisan from the Sportsmen s Act dooms legislation Photo by John Gale The Senate voted 41 56 Thursday against cloture to end debate on the Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act of 2014 S 2363 co sponsored by Sens Kay Hagan D NC and Lisa Murkowski R Alaska effectively killing the bill for this session Many of the same cosponsors of the bill voted against it making the Sportsmen s Act the latest of several bipartisan measures to fall to partisan politics this legislative session Today a bipartisan bill with widespread public support has been torpedoed by unrelated congressional politics said Collin O Mara the National Wildlife Federation s president and CEO The Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act would have secured funding for the conservation of wetlands and other wildlife habitat and expanded hunting fishing and other recreational opportunities on public lands The National Wildlife Federation its partners and a wide array of organizations and citizens fought hard for the bill We will keep fighting with the many senators from both parties who support wildlife conservation to ensure a bright future for wildlife and all the people who enjoy the great outdoors Several senators tried to add amendments on unrelated issues including competing sides on gun policy There were a couple anti

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  • Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 | Our Public Lands
    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 Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act of 2014 Senate takes the Bipartisan from the Sportsmen s Act dooms legislation Date Fri 07 11 2014 Photo by John Gale The Senate voted 41 56 Thursday against cloture to end debate on the Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act of 2014 S 2363 co sponsored by Sens Kay Hagan D NC and Lisa Murkowski R Alaska effectively killing the bill for this session Many of the same cosponsors of

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/bipartisan-sportsmens-act-2014 (2016-05-01)
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