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    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 senator was among the speakers at a news conference Tuesday who detailed what that they want to hear the candidates discuss People in Colorado and the West care about public lands water and wildlife he said And they don t want public lands transferred to the states or sold to the highest bidders Colorado voters I know oppose this idea Salazar said These proposals make absolutely no sense These ideas deserve to be rejected Tags public lands Outdoor Industry Association Land and Water Conservation Fund wildlife hunters anglers Read more about The path to Westerners hearts and votes runs through public lands Sportsmen s wildlife groups back wildlife water protections for CO s South Park Date Sun 08 02 2015 Sportsmen s and wildlife groups want safeguards for wildlife and fish in South Park Image Suzanne O Neill CWF By Judith Kohler Sportsmen s and wildlife groups want to see important wildlife habitat in Colorado s South Park closed to oil and gas drilling safeguards in other wildlife areas during critical times of the year and buffers to protect the area s valuable trout fisheries The National Wildlife Federation and Colorado Wildlife Federation have joined other outdoor organizations in providing input to the Bureau of Land Management in the first round of public comments for a document that will chart the future of South Park a regionally renowned fishing hunting and recreation area South Park is the headwaters of

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    Wildlife sportsmen s groups note work on grouse conservation Browns Canyon comes to downtown Denver Date Sun 10 19 2014 Sportsmen for Browns Canyon highlighted the Colorado outdoor and wildlife treasure in a video and light show in downtown Denver NWF Photo Browns Canyon was transported via video show lights and music to the canyons of downtown Denver Friday night Sportsmen for Browns Canyon sponsored the light show in Civic Center Park as part of the campaign to designate the outdoor and wildlife gem a national monument Colorado Sen Mark Udall sponsor of legislation to make the area a national monument spoke at the event attended by hunters anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts Tags Browns Canyon national monument sportsmen hunters anglers wildlife Read more about Browns Canyon comes to downtown Denver 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

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    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 overwhelmingly endorse responsible renewable energy development that doesn t harm wildlife and avoids important landscapes Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed support provisions of the bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act that would direct a portion of the royalties and lease fees to land and wildlife conservation and local governments Now is the time to move forward with the legislation H R 596 and S 279 sportsmen s and wildlife advocates said Tags public lands Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act fish wildlife sportsmen conservation Read more about NWF sportsmen and civic leaders hail renewable energy poll results Sportsmen s groups industry oppose House bill to undermine America s clean water Date Tue 09 09 2014 Photo by Lew Carpenter By Lacey McCormick WASHINGTON Sporting groups representing a full spectrum of anglers and hunters from all across America announced their opposition Monday to the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 which is being considered by the House today If signed into law this bill would jeopardize Clean Water Act protections for important fish and game habitat including millions of acres of wetlands and thousands

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    the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More wildlife Wildfire funding bill will keep conservation from getting burned Date Fri 07 18 2014 Mills Canyon Fire in Washington Flickr USDA gov By Frank Sturges Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn From the over 20 000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California sparks are starting to fly These fires have a dramatic impact on wildlife and outdoor recreational enthusiasts As wildfire seasons become longer and more intense because of climate change these impacts will become more common When wildfires break out the U S Forest Service Department of the Interior and state forestry agencies spring into action Fighting catastrophic fires takes major resources and these activities burn through agency budgets leaving no choice but to cut other important programs The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act proposes a commonsense reform to fund the responses to the largest wildfires the same as other natural disasters but some in Congress are using wildfires as an excuse to try and open extensive amounts of National Forests to massive increases in logging Tags conservation wildlife climate change wildfires firefighting U S Forest Service Interior Department Read more about Wildfire funding bill will keep conservation from getting burned 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

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    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 wildlife 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 and campers grabbed their fishing gear and headed to the woods the mountains the shores and the grasslands of America s public lands America s big backyard Tags public lands national forests wildlife hunters anglers outdoor recreation Congress Read more about Contrary to rhetoric Westerners want to keep public lands in public hands Roan Plateau deserves protection from

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    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 wildlife 200 plus scientists urge BLM to conserve intact unfragmented public lands Date Tue 07 15 2014 BLM New Mexico By Katie McKalip Tags public lands conservation fish wildlife Bureau of Land Management Read more about 200 plus scientists urge BLM to conserve intact unfragmented public lands Sportsmen blast attempts to block clean water rule Date Wed 06 18 2014 By Katie McKalip TRCP WASHINGTON During a call with reporters this afternoon leaders of some of the nation s most prominent sportsmen s groups together urged the U S Senate not to derail a clean water rule that would restore longstanding Clean Water Act protections to some of the nation s most important waters and wetlands Tags Clean Water Act sportsmen wetlands streams fish wildlife Read more about Sportsmen blast attempts to block clean water rule NM sportsmen support responsible motorized travel plan for Gila National Forest Date Thu 06 12 2014 ALBUQUERQUE N M New Mexico sportsmen voiced strong support for the Gila National Forest travel management plan released June 10 saying it protects water quality

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    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 wildlife Sen Tester promotes bill for wildlife friendly renewable energy projects on public lands Date Fri 05 30 2014 Tags renewable energy public lands sportsmen wildlife Sen Jon Tester Read more about Sen Tester promotes bill for wildlife friendly renewable energy projects on public lands N M Rep Nate Cote Protect public lands for future generations Date Mon 05 19 2014 By Rep Nate Cote Guest Column Current Argus Our public lands are under attack Public lands hold myriad historical cultural and natural treasures providing a source of pride in our community and value that extends well beyond simple development and mineral extraction That is why I believe that we must protect as much of our public land as possible for future generations because once we turn them over for development and other uses they are gone forever Protecting our lands will also protect them for grazing leases in the future Tags public lands New Mexico Interior Department wildlife Read more about N M Rep Nate Cote Protect public lands for future generations State wildlife agencies get 1 1 billion thanks to hunters and anglers Date Thu 03 27 2014 Photo by Lew Carpenter WASHINGTON The Interior Department is distributing a total of 1 1 billion to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies thanks to excise

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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 wildlife Sportsmen BLM improves plan for North Park Date Fri 03 21 2014 NWF Photo Jack Dempsey Tags Bureau of Land Management hunters anglers wildlife fish sportsmen North Park energy oil and gas leasing reforms Read more about Sportsmen BLM improves plan for North Park Sportsmen to President Obama Public lands a worthwhile legacy Date Wed 01 29 2014 DENVER With members of Congress at loggerheads on many issues President Barack Tags hunters anglers public lands oil and gas development drilling fish wildlife Read more about Sportsmen to President Obama Public lands a worthwhile legacy Udall proposes bill to protect Colo s Browns Canyon Date Sat 12 07 2013 Nathrop Colo After 18 months of collaboration with sportsmen Chaffee County leaders businesses and residents Sen Mark Udall announced legislation Dec 3 that would designate Browns Canyon as a national monument Tags Browns Canyon fishing hunting wildlife Arkansas River wilderness Read more about Udall proposes bill to protect Colo s Browns Canyon Sportsmen welcome nomination of BLM chief Date Thu 11 07 2013 DENVER A national

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