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    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 Ag secretary seeks conservation commitment from lawmakers Date Tue 05 07 2013 By Tags conservation farm bill wildlife u s department of agriculture Read more about Ag secretary seeks conservation commitment from lawmakers The Roan Plateau gets another chance Date Thu 03 28 2013 By Bob Meulengracht Rifle Colo Second chances don t come around that often You have to make the most of a do over especially when the stakes are high The reopening of the management plan for the Roan Plateau is one of those rare opportunities for a fresh start Tags conservation wildlife hunting fishing sportsmen trout

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/wildlife?page=11 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    preferred option in efforts to balance energy development with conservation This keeps us moving toward a balanced fair solution to protecting the Roan Plateau said David Nickum executive director of Colorado Trout Unlimited Tags Roan Plateau Trout Unlimited National Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Bureau of Land Management sportsmen wildlife Read more about Sportsmen welcome Roan Plateau progress 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=1 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    Photo by Richard Hamilton Wildlife scored a victory when the Colorado State Land Board voted to defer proposed oil and gas leases in the James Mark Jones State Wildlife Area in South Park The area is important winter habitat for mule deer elk and pronghorns Park County Colorado Parks and Wildlife and sportsmen s and wildlife groups asked the land board to withdraw the leases set for auction in February because the Bureau of Land Management is developing a master leasing plan to guide oil and gas development on public lands in South Park The Colorado Wildlife Federation is pleased the State Land Board voted not to lease its oil and gas rights under the James Mark Jones State Wildlife Area This area is important for wintering elk and pronghorn as well as for recreation said Colorado Wildlife Federation Executive Director Suzanne O Neill Tags South Park master leasing plan Park County sportsmen Bureau of Land Mangement Colorado State Land Board Read more about A win for South Park a win for wildlife Tis the season to give Public lands sportsmen share their bounty Date Tue 12 16 2014 Aaron Kindle of Trout Unlimited and representatives of other hunting and angling groups present a 2 000 donation to Gregg Kay left in front for his work with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Image National Wildlife Federation Hunting and angling groups that benefit from the bounty of public lands got together to share some of that bounty with the needy It s about giving back during this time of year We give thanks for public lands says Tim Brass Southern Rockies Coordinator for Backcountry Hunters Anglers Tags sportsmen public lands Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Colorado Read more about Tis the season to give Public lands sportsmen share their

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=2 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    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 sportsmen 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 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 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 The process the EPA and the Corps have started to clarify clean

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    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 Sportsmen wildlife groups address mule deer declines Date Mon 09 22 2014 Sportsmen and wildlife advocates in Wyoming and Colorado are exploring the reasons for mule deer declines and solutions iStock Photo BOULDER Colo Wyoming and Colorado have long been home to some of the country s largest mule deer herds but continuing declines in the quintessential Western species are prompting hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to team up with state agencies and researchers to stem the losses and boost populations The National Wildlife Federation and its Colorado and Wyoming affiliates are working with other advocates and state wildlife agencies to determine what s driving down mule deer numbers and how to reverse the troubling trend NWF and CWF participated in a recent statewide summit hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to get input for its Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy Biologists will present the draft plan to the wildlife commission in November A CWF NWF fact sheet Legacy in the Crosshairs Colorado s Mule Deer Factory on the Decline The Wyoming Wildlife Federation helped establish the Wyoming Mule Deer Coalition which in cooperation with Wyoming Game and Fish organized the first annual mule deer sumit in August to explore the causes of the muleys decline and solutions Tags mule deer sportsmen wildlife Colorado Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation Colorado Parks and Wildlife Wyoming Game and Fish Department Read more about Sportsmen wildlife groups address mule deer declines 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=4 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    WMDC is a consortium established by Bowhunters of Wyoming the Mule Deer Foundation Muley Fanatic Foundation Wyoming Wildlife Federation and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership WMDC met with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and other stakeholders in the hope of establishing a network of sportsmen and conservation organizations businesses and individuals to work together to ensure the future of Wyoming mule deer populations To make things happen on the ground that require high level decisions by our commission Wyoming Game Fish Commission there has to be public support said Brian Nesvik chief of the Wildlife Division for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department WGFD Tags mule deer Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wyoming Migration Initiative sportsmen Read more about Wyoming summit explores mule deer declines ways to rebuild populations 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 Senate takes the Bipartisan from the Sportsmen s Act dooms legislation Date Fri 07 11 2014 Photo by John Gale

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=5 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    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 sportsmen Colorado Wildlife Federation Don t delay progress on sage grouse Date Tue 05 19 2015 Sportsmen outdoor groups want to see work continue on sage grouse conservation Image NWF By Judith Kohler Tags greater sage grouse sportsmen wildlife endangered species Colorado Wildlife Federation Read more about Colorado Wildlife Federation Don t delay progress on sage grouse AWF President named Conservationist of 2014 Date Sat 03 14 2015 Tom Mackin Tags Arizona Wildlife Federation conservation Arizona Game and Fish Department sportsmen Read more about AWF President named Conservationist of 2014 Opinion Monument is best

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=6 (2016-05-01)
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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    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 migration and predators While sportsmen may dispute the actual cause of declines however all agree that something needs to be done Our goal is to bring sportsmen together to support good conservation efforts for mule deer in Wyoming said Josh Coursey president and CEO of the Wyoming based Muley Fanatic Foundation We need local sportsmen and businesses to get engaged and learn how they can help reverse the trends of declining populations in our state The health of populations of mule deer and other big game animals is vital for maintaining our outdoor traditions and hunting based Western economy said Ed Arnett director of the Center for Responsible Energy Development at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Sportsmen s voices are crucial to the future of mule deer We need to act now and advocate for protecting critical habitats balancing energy development and other activities

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/sportsmen?page=7 (2016-05-01)
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