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    New Mexico statehouse to demand that public lands stay in public hands has only grown louder and deeper spreading throughout the Rocky Mountain West Sportsmen and women have joined with hikers mountain bikers horseback riders paddlers wildlife watchers and others to take their fight for American public lands to the steps or lobbies of statehouses from Santa Fe to Carson City They are meeting one on one with legislators writing letters to the editor and talking to the media As hunters and anglers fight efforts at the state level to dismantle our outdoor heritage attacks are occurring at the federal level including proposals to gut the Antiquities Act and sell public lands Idaho sportsmen and women set up camp on the grounds of the state capitol in Boise Tags hunters anglers public lands Montana Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation New Mexico Wildlife Federation Idaho Wildlife Federation Coalition for Nevada s Wildlife National Wildlife Federation Read more about Sportsmen outdoor enthusiasts rally across the West for public lands 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=2 (2016-05-01)
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    of Utah says the state could afford to take over federally managed lands but a careful look raises questions about the fate of public lands that support fish and wildlife habitat hunting fishing and other recreation generating billions of dollars for the economy Tags public lands sportsmen fish wildlife habitat outdoor recreation Read more about NWF Utah s public lands report confirms sportsmen s fears of state takeover NWF welcomes approval of bill to conserve a Colorado natural treasure Date Fri 11 14 2014 Photo Flickr gmeador John Gale the National Wildlife Federation s sportsmen s campaign manager said Thursday that S 841 the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act represents years of works from the ground up on a plan that will ensure the area in the San Juan National Forest will be conserved for generations to come Tags Hermosa Creek Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act San Juan National Forest Colorado hunters anglers sportsmen National Wildlife Federation public lands Read more about NWF welcomes approval of bill to conserve a Colorado natural treasure 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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    revision of its current planning process In the coming days two public listening sessions will be convened by the BLM on its initiative dubbed Planning 2 0 a way to improve our land use planning process so that we can more effectively plan across landscapes at multiple scales and be more responsive to environmental and social change according to the agency The meetings will take place in Denver on Oct 1 and in Sacramento California on Oct 7 The Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition underscored the need for the BLM to use this opportunity to implement a better land use decision process that will benefit not only the agency but also public lands stakeholders including hunters anglers and outdoor dependent businesses Tags public lands hunters sportsmen outdoor recreation Interior Department Bureau of Land Management Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development master leasing plans Read more about Sportsmen to BLM Better planning means better balance on public lands South Park residents prep for public lands planning process Date Tue 09 16 2014 Bill Dvorak of the National Wildlife Federation talks during a meeting in Fairplay Photo by Judith Kohle r FAIRPLAY Colo Public meetings on a blueprint for oil and gas development in Colorado s South Park could start as early as October The Bureau of Land Management expects to issue an official notice sometime in late September that it will write a new resource management plan for the district that includes South Park about 75 miles southwest of the Denver area The BLM will simultaneously prepare a master leasing plan for South Park to protect the area s important fish wildlife and water resources Keith Berger field manager for the BLM s Royal Gorge office said Monday that the agency plans six public meetings to get input into what the plan should include Berger was one of the speakers at a meeting hosted by Park County to let people know about the planning process New leases will be put on hold while the plan is being written he added South Park is in a good place because we re starting from scratch on the master leasing plan Berger said Last year the BLM announced that it would prepare a master leasing plan or MLP for South Park The decision followed formal requests from the Park County commissioners the town councils area residents sportsmen s and conservation organizations Tags master leasing plans South Park public lands sportsmen fish wildlife Read more about South Park residents prep for public lands planning process NWF sportsmen and civic leaders hail renewable energy poll results Date Wed 09 10 2014 Photo by Matt Vincent BOULDER Colo A new poll reinforces what hunters anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts have been saying for a while that there s strong support for smart from the start energy production on public lands that conserves our fish wildlife outdoor recreation and great Western landscapes The poll conducted in 11 Western states by Peak Campaigns and released Wednesday found that voters

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=4 (2016-05-01)
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    inspected Photo by Jack Dempsey By Judith Kohler WASHINGTON A proposal to extend a pilot program aimed at preventing backlogs of drilling applications for federal lands provides an opportunity to address another backlog uninspected oil and gas wells on our public lands Kate Zimmerman the National Wildlife Federation s public lands policy director urged the Senate committee hearing S 2440 on Tuesday to give as much consideration to safeguarding human and environmental health as the quick processing of drilling permits Tags public lands drilling Bureau of Land Mangement oil and gas wells Read more about NWF Bill on drilling permits could be vehicle to fund well inspections Sportsmen wildlife advocates back bill to protect Browns Canyon bill Date Wed 07 23 2014 Photo by Susan Mayfield By Judith Kohler DENVER Sportsmen s and wildlife groups are urging members of Congress to support a bill that would permanently protect Colorado s Browns Canyon a treasured wildlife and recreation area The Senate National Parks Subcommittee was scheduled Wednesday to consider S 1794 a bill by Colorado Sen Mark Udall that would establish the 22 000 acre Browns Canyon National Monument The hearing represents a step forward after more than two decades of work by grassroots organizations and elected officials to conserve the nationally known whitewater rafting site and important fishing and hunting spot National Wildlife Federation and Colorado Wildlife Federation representatives said Tags Browns Canyon public lands national monument wildlife fishing hunting sportsmen Sen Mark Udall Read more about Sportsmen wildlife advocates back bill to protect Browns Canyon bill 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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    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 public lands Analysis Oil and gas industry has access to nearly 90 percent of federally managed land Date Thu 10 16 2014 A new report shows energy development dominates other uses of public lands Photo by Judith Kohler Tags public lands Bureau of Land Management conservation The Wilderness Society oil and gas Read more about Analysis Oil and gas industry has access to nearly 90 percent of federally managed land Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes sale transfer of public lands Date Tue 10 07 2014 The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is speaking out against the sale or transfer of federal public lands to the states Photo by Judith Kohler Tags public lands Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Bureau of Land Management U S Forest Service Read more about Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opposes sale transfer of public lands 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 and campers grabbed their fishing gear and headed to the woods the mountains the shores and

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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    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 public lands Report States angling to take over public lands could get burned by costs Date Thu 08 21 2014 The Center for Western Priorities has released a new report on what states would have to pay to fight fires if they took over federal lands Tags public lands wildfires firefighting Center for Western Priorities Read more about Report States angling to take over public lands could get burned by costs Report Latinos strong support of conservation could affect their votes Date Wed 08 20 2014 Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation released a new research brief

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=7 (2016-05-01)
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    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 public lands Momentum builds for Heinrich s HUNT Act Sportsmen s groups rally for bill Date Wed 07 30 2014 Photo by Lew Carpenter WASHINGTON U S Senator Martin Heinrich s D N M bill to improve hunting and fishing access on public lands received a key hearing in the Public Lands Forests and Mining Subcommittee Wednesday Tags sportsmen HUNT Act Sen Martin Heinrich public lands hunting fishing Read more about Momentum builds for Heinrich s HUNT Act Sportsmen s groups rally for bill Headwaters Economics Local economies near national monuments see expansion Date Thu 07 17 2014 BOZEMAN Mont The economies

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    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 public lands New Bill Promoting Public Lands Access for Hunting Angling Draws Praise from Outdoors Community Date Thu 09 26 2013 By Katie McKalip WASHINGTON Senate legislation introduced today that would increase hunting and angling access on public lands and bolster the nation s outdoor recreation economy was welcomed by a broad coalition of influential sportsmen s groups and outdoor interests Tags hunters anglers sportsmen public lands Sen Martin Heinrich Read more about New Bill Promoting Public Lands Access for Hunting Angling Draws Praise from Outdoors Community Interior Secretary hosts online chat about National Public Lands Day Date Sun 09 22 2013 This weekend people across the country will mark National Public Lands Day by volunteering to pick up trash plant trees or help build trails In advance of the Sept 28 event Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will host an online chat about public lands connecting the next generation to the outdoors and will take questions Tags public lands Interior Department National Public Lands Day the outdoors Read more about Interior Secretary hosts online chat

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands?page=14 (2016-05-01)
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