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  • habitat | Our Public Lands
    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 Tags sportsmen hunters anglers Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act of 2014 wildlife habitat hunting fishing Congress Senate Read more about Senate takes the Bipartisan from the Sportsmen s Act dooms legislation Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act boosts conservation access and opportunity Date Thu 05 29 2014 Photo by John Gale By Russell Bassett Formed by hunters and anglers who acknowledged the need to unite all wildlife and conservation interests the National Wildlife Federation has been leading on critical issues that are a priority to sportsmen and women for nearly 80 years Often this leadership is focused on protecting and expanding fish and wildlife habitat but other times it s about expanding access and opportunity for fishing and hunting In many ways the Bi Partisan Sportsmen Act of 2014 S 2363 formerly S 1966 does both This Senate bill which could go to a vote any day now incorporates several smaller bills written by both Democrats and Republicans to create what is truly a bipartisan bill a very rare thing these days in Congress Tags sportsmen hunters anglers public lands hunting fishing conservation habitat Read more about Bipartisan Sportsmen s Act boosts conservation access and opportunity Declining mule deer populations focus of sportsmen s summit in Wyoming Date Tue 08 05 2014 Photo by Steve Torbit By Katie McKalip PINEDALE Wyo Sportsmen s groups will be gathering in Wyoming this week to confront declining populations of mule deer and how to increase public support for conservation and management of the popular Western big game species The Wyoming Mule Deer Coalition a consortium established by Bowhunters of Wyoming the Mule Deer Foundation Muley Fanatic Foundation Wyoming Wildlife Federation and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department The new group hopes to establish a network of sportsmen and conservation organizations business and individuals to work together to ensure the future of Wyoming mule deer populations Mule deer are a true icon of the West and they are facing a lot of challenges in our rapidly changing world said Miles Moretti president and CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation We need all hands on deck to solve some complex problems and our hope is that this summit will ignite other local efforts that engage sportsmen across the Western states to rally support for mule deer conservation Populations of mule deer across the West have been declining for decades Numerous suspects are potentially responsible for these declines including habitat loss harsh winters energy development barriers to

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  • hunting | Our Public Lands
    region s last great places More hunting Montana legislator sponsors resolution to keep public lands public Date Thu 02 19 2015 In response to overwhelming public demand for greater protection for Montana s public lands state Rep Ed Lieser D Whitefish has introduced House Joint Resolution 19 which expresses formal opposition to efforts to claim take over litigate or sell federal lands in Montana A handful of legislators have been pushing for the state to take over federally managed public lands in Montana Earlier this week about 500 people from across the state packed the state capitol to support keeping public lands in public hands and oppose attempted land grabs We want our elected officials to protect and manage these lands for future generations not hold frivolous philosophical debates said Dave Chadwick Montana Wildlife Federation executive director Tags Montana Montana Wildlife Federation public lands hunting fishing conservation Read more about Montana legislator sponsors resolution to keep public lands public Sportsmen Groups Praise Roan Plateau Settlement Date Fri 11 21 2014 Image John Gale Sportsmen s groups today praised an announced settlement with the Bureau of Land Management and energy lease holders that includes several measures to help protect the Roan Plateau a backcountry area prized as a fish and wildlife oasis and a cornerstone of the area s economy Tags Roan Plateau Colorado conservation Settlement Oil Gas BLM Backcountry hunting fishing sportsmen Colorado Cutthroat Trout Governor Hickenlooper Senator Mark Udall Read more about Sportsmen Groups Praise Roan Plateau Settlement Hunters and Anglers to the EPA Protect Our Streams and Wetlands Date Thu 11 13 2014 Photo Lew Carpenter Great hunting and fishing for America s 47 million sportsmen and women starts with clean water said Jimmy Hague director of the center for water resources at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

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  • fishing | Our Public Lands
    the region s last great places More fishing Montana legislator sponsors resolution to keep public lands public Date Thu 02 19 2015 In response to overwhelming public demand for greater protection for Montana s public lands state Rep Ed Lieser D Whitefish has introduced House Joint Resolution 19 which expresses formal opposition to efforts to claim take over litigate or sell federal lands in Montana A handful of legislators have been pushing for the state to take over federally managed public lands in Montana Earlier this week about 500 people from across the state packed the state capitol to support keeping public lands in public hands and oppose attempted land grabs We want our elected officials to protect and manage these lands for future generations not hold frivolous philosophical debates said Dave Chadwick Montana Wildlife Federation executive director Tags Montana Montana Wildlife Federation public lands hunting fishing conservation Read more about Montana legislator sponsors resolution to keep public lands public Sportsmen Groups Praise Roan Plateau Settlement Date Fri 11 21 2014 Image John Gale Sportsmen s groups today praised an announced settlement with the Bureau of Land Management and energy lease holders that includes several measures to help protect the Roan Plateau a backcountry area prized as a fish and wildlife oasis and a cornerstone of the area s economy Tags Roan Plateau Colorado conservation Settlement Oil Gas BLM Backcountry hunting fishing sportsmen Colorado Cutthroat Trout Governor Hickenlooper Senator Mark Udall Read more about Sportsmen Groups Praise Roan Plateau Settlement Hunters and Anglers to the EPA Protect Our Streams and Wetlands Date Thu 11 13 2014 Photo Lew Carpenter Great hunting and fishing for America s 47 million sportsmen and women starts with clean water said Jimmy Hague director of the center for water resources at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation

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  • Senate | 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 Senate 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 the bill

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  • Opinion: Monument is best way forward for Boulder-White Clouds | 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 Opinion Monument is best way forward for Boulder White Clouds The Idaho Wildlife Federation is among the organizations calling for the establishment of a Boulder White Clouds national monument Image IWF BY MICHAEL GIBSON Idaho Statesman Idaho sportsmen men and women and boys and girls alike who enjoy the time honored traditions of hunting and fishing in Idaho s diverse and scenic landscapes are a unique voice when it comes to influencing public policy It s fair to say that we aren t a particularly political bunch and if we had to characterize the politics of the state s many sportsmen they d be all over the map That said we band together from time to time on matters that we believe have an impact on the hunting and fishing opportunities that are integral to our way of life The Boulder White Clouds monument proposal is just such an issue The good news is that there seems to be broad consensus around the idea of taking some action to ensure protection of the

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  • national monument | Our Public Lands
    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 s wildlife groups urge public support for Browns Canyon Date Tue 12 02 2014 A public meeting is set for Saturday in Salida to show support for protecting Browns Canyon Photo Friends of Browns Canyon Hunters anglers hikers rafters business owners everyone who wants to see Colorado s Browns Canyon declared a national monument have a chance to speak out Saturday in Salida Colorado Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are hosting a public forum from 1 to 3 p m that will be attended by U S Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management officials Udall and Bennet have asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to create the Browns Canyon National Monument Tags Browns Canyon national monument fish wildlife sportsmen hunters anglers Read more about Sportsmen s wildlife groups urge public support for Browns Canyon 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

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  • Congress | Our Public Lands
    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 Congress NWF praises forest watershed bill as investment in critical resource Date Wed 11 12 2014 Sen Martin Heinrich has introduced a bill to restore and protect watersheds on national forest lands Photo by John Gale Tags national forests watersheds conservation Sen Martin Heinrich Congress wildlife Read more about NWF praises forest watershed bill as investment in critical resource Contrary to rhetoric Westerners want to keep public lands in public hands Date Tue 09 16 2014 By Dave Chadwick and Garrett VeneKlasen Roll Call There is nothing more American than enjoying our public lands All summer long Americans packed picnics

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  • public lands | Our Public Lands
    People gather for a rally at the New Mexico state capitol that drew a crowd of about 300 to demand that public lands stay in public hands Image Lew Carpenter As the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliates geared up to defend public lands with the start of new legislative sessions the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge prompted rallies from Seattle to Santa Fe by sportsmen and women to say Keep public lands in public hands About 300 people attended a Jan 19 demonstration in Portland Ore where Bob Rees of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders NWF s Oregon state affiliate spoke Garret VeneKlasen New Mexico Wildlife Federation executive director was among the speakers at a Jan 21 rally in Santa Fe As the illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge winds down perpetrators are held accountable and damages are repaired we must also focus on the policy dispute at the heart of this debate Should our public lands be sustained for the benefit of all Americans or should they be exploited for the enrichment of the few or sold off to the highest bidder says Collin O Mara president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Tags New Mexico Wildlife Federation Association of Northwest Steelheaders public lands hunters anglers Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Read more about Sportsmen wildlife advocates ramp up defense of public lands with rallies work at statehouses Renewable energy bill has wide support Date Tue 11 17 2015 There is broad bipartisan support for the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 Image Matt Vincent By Joel Gay New Mexico Wildlife Federation Although members of Congress are often divided it was refreshing to see all five of New Mexico s congressional delegation unanimously support bipartisan legislation that would pave the way for responsible development of renewable energy on public lands in New Mexico and throughout the West Hunters and anglers have always known that healthy public lands are crucial if we want strong populations of game and fish as well as a vibrant hunting and fishing industry in New Mexico alone that sector of the outdoor recreation economy is worth 650 million a year It should be no surprise that sportsmen support responsible energy development on public lands which gives us both abundant energy but also protects critical wildlife habitat and our outdoor way of life The Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 would guarantee both goals are met Tags New Mexico Wildlife Federation public lands renewable energy sportsmen wildlife Read more about Renewable energy bill has wide support The path to Westerners hearts and votes runs through public lands Date Wed 10 28 2015 Former Interior Secretary and U S Sen Ken Salazar urged presidential candidates to debate issues Westerners care about Image Judith Kohler There s a Royal Gorge sized chasm between Coloradans and some presidential candidates views on public lands wildlife and conservation says Ken Salazar The former Interior Secretary and U S

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