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  • Historic effort to protect greater sage-grouse | Our Public Lands
    National Wildlife Fedeartion National Wildlife Federation NDAA Nevada Nevada Legislature Nevada Wildlife Federation New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation Newsletter oil oil and gas oil and gas drilling oil and gas industry oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives May 2013 2 July 2013 1 September 2013 1 October 2013 2 November 2013 1 January 2014 2 February 2014 3 March 2014 4 April 2014 1 May 2014 1 Pages 1 2 3 next last Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse By Aaron Kindle July 31 2015 Image Creative Commons When I was a young boy I often traveled with my father across the Red Desert of Wyoming during his field work The sage sea rolled endlessly in front of our eyes while the sights sounds and smells captured my imagination and my heart I knew even then that these places were not something everyone got to experience and that even fewer truly appreciated them The broad austere sage steppe is often thought of as the big empty where nothing is Fortunately for the more than 350 wildlife species that call these sagelands home nothing could be further from the truth For sportsmen and women the sagelands have taken on increasing importance in recent years These areas are critical to the lives of numerous game species the stage for our most cherished adventures and ground zero in the battle that will determine the fate of the greater sage grouse We travel these lands hoping to find that elusive muley buck we scour these lands for antler sheds during the spring we take our families here to enjoy the intoxicating smell of the sage after a rain shower We also live and work nearby and understand all too well that making a living in the rural West is different from the rest of the country Mule deer Image iStock Unfortunately we are also firsthand witnesses to a landscape and a species in trouble Overgrazing mining housing developments and widespread energy development are removing and degrading the sagelands at a rapid pace and pushing the iconic sage grouse close to being listed under the Endangered Species Act ESA which would bring wide ranging restrictions and threaten the diverse partnerships that have

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  • Job Opportunity: Wyoming Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    National Wildlife Federation NDAA Nevada Nevada Legislature Nevada Wildlife Federation New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation Newsletter oil oil and gas oil and gas drilling oil and gas industry oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives May 2013 2 July 2013 1 September 2013 1 October 2013 2 November 2013 1 January 2014 2 February 2014 3 March 2014 4 April 2014 1 May 2014 1 Pages 1 2 3 next last Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation By Wyoming Wildlife Federation July 30 2015 Image Cal Bebee The Wyoming Wildlife Federation seeks a qualified individual who is interested in wildlife issues with special emphasis on fund raising and development to serve as Executive Director ED This position will serve under supervision of the President of the Board of Directors Board The Executive Director oversees all organization operations and provides leadership for members and staff in adherence with existing policies by laws and resolutions The ED coordinates with the Board regarding administration advocacy fund raising development and membership The ED is expected to provide leadership goal setting and short long term planning and implementation for WWF Compensation and benefits will be competitive and will be described in an Employee Agreement The salary range is 53 000 to 63 000 with a 5 bonus commission for new funding sources brought into the Federation This is a permanent full time position WWF s headquarters are based in Lander Wyoming some flexibility exists for the ED position location within Wyoming Duties of the Executive Director will emphasize development fund raising and membership services Specific duties include Expand create and implement membership fund raising and development programs in conjunction with board and staff Network throughout Wyoming and the region on behalf of WWF Diversify funding sources including major donors and grant support and Develop endowment and planned giving programs The Executive Director is the face of the Federation and will advocate for Wyoming s wildlife habitat and outdoor opportunities Specific duties include Provide direction and oversight for WWF programs and strategize for best available outcomes Collaborate with like minded organizations on various campaigns and issues Nominate communicate and mentor volunteer members Organize and facilitate meetings for local members and the public Review and provide oversight

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  • Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff | Our Public Lands
    recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives May 2013 2 July 2013 1 September 2013 1 October 2013 2 November 2013 1 January 2014 2 February 2014 3 March 2014 4 April 2014 1 May 2014 1 Pages 1 2 3 next last Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff By Meg Morris July 20 2015 It s been an exciting summer at the Rocky Mountain Regional Center We are happy to welcome two new staff members who joined our team in the past months Former CO Parks Wildlife Manger Brian Kurzel Brian Kurzel a former senior manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and a scientist with extensive policy and planning experience has been named the new regional executive director of the National Wildlife Federation s Rocky Mountain office I am thrilled to bring my passion for science and working with people together to help the Rocky Mountain Regional Center achieve its conservation and education goals said Kurzel It is an honor to work alongside the great staff at NWF to continue to build the center s conservation

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  • Take Boulder-White Clouds off the waiting list | Our Public Lands
    industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives May 2013 2 July 2013 1 September 2013 1 October 2013 2 November 2013 1 January 2014 2 February 2014 3 March 2014 4 April 2014 1 May 2014 1 Pages 1 2 3 next last Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list By Michael Gibson July 15 2015 Sportsmen and women have waited decades for comprehensive protections of fish wildlife and the important habitat on which they depend in the pristine Boulder White Clouds landscape of Central Idaho This landscape and the associated East Fork Salmon Watershed is home to some of the most iconic species in the West Chinook salmon steelhead bull trout and westslope cutthroat inhabit its waters while mountain goat bighorn sheep elk and mule deer roam the Boulder White Clouds high peaks and valleys Image Cal Bebee The Boulder White Clouds contains the pristine headwaters of the East Fork of the Salmon River and key tributaries of the headwaters of the Big Wood River Big Lost River and Salmon River The aquatic resources of the Boulder

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/blog/take-boulder-white-clouds-waiting-list (2016-05-01)
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  • Speak up for South Park, one of the region’s last, great places | Our Public Lands
    Hiking HUNT Act hunters hunting Interior Department Land Water Conservation Fund Legislation master leasing plans Mississippi Delta Montana Montana Wildlife Federation Mule Deer National Defense Authorization Act national forest National Forests national monument national monuments national parks National Wildlife Fedeartion National Wildlife Federation NDAA Nevada Nevada Legislature Nevada Wildlife Federation New Mexico New Mexico Wildlife Federation Newsletter oil oil and gas oil and gas drilling oil and gas industry oudoor recreation our public lands outdoor recreation outdoor recreation industry Outdoors Piceance Basin President Obama public access public land public lands rafting recreation renewable energy Roan Plateau Rocky Mountain Regional Center Rocky Mountain West Sage grouse Sage grouse habitat sagebrush Sagebrush Rebellion Sen Mark Udall Sen Martin Heinrich Sen Michael Bennet SHOT Show shutdown solar energy South Carolina sportsmen Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development sportswomen state legislatures State of the Union state trust lands timber harvest U S Forest Service Utah Vanishing Paradise wilderness Wilderness Act wildfire wildlife Wyoming Wyoming Wildlife Federation 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 Archives May 2013 2 July 2013 1 September 2013 1 October 2013 2 November 2013 1 January 2014 2 February 2014 3 March 2014 4 April 2014 1 May 2014 1 Pages 1 2 3 next last Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places By Judith Kohler June 22 2015 Calling all anglers hunters wildlife watchers hikers campers everybody who cherishes the West s special places and wants to see them conserved The public can help guide management of public lands in one of those special places Colorado s South Park a world class fishing and wildlife haven just a little more than an hour s drive from the Denver area The Bureau of Land Managemen t is deciding how South Park and other public lands in eastern Colorado will be managed during the next 20 years The decisions BLM makes today will have lasting impacts on South Park a high elevation valley ringed by mountains The agency is accepting public comments on the first phase of the planning process until July 31 The initial round of comments is crucial because it will help define the parameters of what the BLM considers when it writes the document guiding future oil and gas development in South Park This will be one of the first times the BLM will start from scratch on a master leasing plan or MLP An MLP is an innovative new tool intended to be smart from the start about leasing and drilling in places with high value natural resources This is one of the first real opportunities the public has had to get in on the ground floor and let the BLM know what we value and to help shape the future of one our last

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  • greater sage-grouse | Our Public Lands
    sage grouse and the sagebrush steppe In a letter sent April 26 to the House Committee on Armed Services the organizations detailed the problems with a section in the National Defense Authorization Act that would block plans to conserve sage grouse across the West The organizations noted the conservation plans approved by the Bureau of Land Management and U S Forest Service were developed with input from states and private landowners We simply cannot afford any roadblocks especially with all the work collaboration and momentum we have toward conserving this iconic bird and the sagebrush landscape which is so important to our local economies and activities our communities rely on like ranching and recreation says Joy Bannon field director for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation Tags greater sage grouse National Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Idaho Wildlife Federation sagebrush steppe Congress Read more about NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work IWF adds to 70 plus year track record of wins for sportsmen conservation Date Thu 02 04 2016 Incoming Idaho Wildlife Federation President Kahle Becker left and Michael Gibson former IWF executive director Image Lew Carpenter By Lew Carpenter NWF Regional Representative In 1938 the Idaho Wildlife Federation IWF celebrated one of its first victories when it organized and circulated petitions and lobbied for the passage of an initiative establishing a professional Fish and Game Department and Fish and Game Commission For more than 75 years IWF has consistently delivered legislative victories for the benefit of sportsmen sportswomen wildlife and habitat Last year IWF s work on behalf of sportsmen and women and conservation paid off when the Boulder White Clouds area secured congressional wilderness protection The designation came on the heels of IWF s strong leadership and advocacy to protect that special place through monument status which ultimately lead to the wilderness bill IWF led the charge through the Sportsmen for Boulder White Clouds campaign There is still work to be done in protecting the East Fork of the Salmon watershed Michael Gibson said The East Fork is the highest spawning habitat for salmon and steelhead found anywhere in the world Tags Idaho Wildlife Federation Boulder White Clouds public lands greater sage grouse bighorn sheep Read more about IWF adds to 70 plus year track record of wins for sportsmen conservation Greater sage grouse escapes congressional funding assaults Date Wed 12 16 2015 An agreement on a new federal spending bill spares greater sage grouse conservation plans marked earlier this year at a news conference with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell other federal officials and Western governors Image NWF Jack Dempsey By Judith Kohler The National Wildlife Federation said an agreement on a 1 15 trillion federal spending bill is good news for greater sage grouse conservation because of what it doesn t contain provisions that would have derailed work to save the signature Western species and the habitat that supports more than 350 species Federal lawmakers rejection of amendments to the proposed omnibus spending bill that could have

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/greater-sage-grouse (2016-05-01)
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  • National Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    problems with a section in the National Defense Authorization Act that would block plans to conserve sage grouse across the West The organizations noted the conservation plans approved by the Bureau of Land Management and U S Forest Service were developed with input from states and private landowners We simply cannot afford any roadblocks especially with all the work collaboration and momentum we have toward conserving this iconic bird and the sagebrush landscape which is so important to our local economies and activities our communities rely on like ranching and recreation says Joy Bannon field director for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation Tags greater sage grouse National Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Idaho Wildlife Federation sagebrush steppe Congress Read more about NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains Date Wed 04 27 2016 Sportsmen have helped defeat public land grab bills across the West Image Aaron Kindle By Aaron Kindle National Wildlife Federation The pro public lands transfer movement is shaking its collective head in agony after yet another losing year in state legislatures across the country On the other hand sportsmen outdoor enthusiasts business owners and lovers of public lands are taking a moment celebrate the defeat of these bills while also preparing to hold the legislators accountable for their actions Despite being soundly defeated in 2015 and receiving the clear message that citizens of all stripes adamantly oppose public lands being transferred to states the ideological pro transfer crowd again used their misguided allies in state legislatures to introduce more bad bills in 2016 Fortunately for all of us who love and rely on public lands as the backbone to our communities economies and traditions very few of these bills even got a hearing much less passed out of the respective legislatures We showed up in droves every time legislators proposed a bad bill every time proponents were given the floor to promote the folly of public land transfer and we flooded the newspapers and airwaves at every decisive moment The result was a sound defeat but the work is not done Tags National Wildlife Federation public lands wildlife legislators sportsmen Read more about Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands Date Sun 03 20 2016 NWF CEO and President Collin O Mara praises the Wyoming Wildlife Federation s work on public lands Photo Judith Kohler NWF By Judith Kohler NWF CHEYENNE Wyo Some of the country s most important conversations about wildlife and public lands are taking place in Wyoming and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation is the right organization to help provide a pragmatic approach to bring people together to get big things done again National Wildlife Federation CEO and President Collin O Mara said O Mara told the crowd of more than 200 at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation s annual banquet that between the extremes on wildlife and conservation issues is

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/national-wildlife-federation (2016-05-01)
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  • Wyoming Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    West Image NWF DENVER The National Wildlife Federation and its Western state affiliates strongly oppose a provision in the defense bill that would do nothing to improve national security but would derail efforts to conserve the greater sage grouse and the sagebrush steppe In a letter sent April 26 to the House Committee on Armed Services the organizations detailed the problems with a section in the National Defense Authorization Act that would block plans to conserve sage grouse across the West The organizations noted the conservation plans approved by the Bureau of Land Management and U S Forest Service were developed with input from states and private landowners We simply cannot afford any roadblocks especially with all the work collaboration and momentum we have toward conserving this iconic bird and the sagebrush landscape which is so important to our local economies and activities our communities rely on like ranching and recreation says Joy Bannon field director for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation Tags greater sage grouse National Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Idaho Wildlife Federation sagebrush steppe Congress Read more about NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands Date Sun 03 20 2016 NWF CEO and President Collin O Mara praises the Wyoming Wildlife Federation s work on public lands Photo Judith Kohler NWF By Judith Kohler NWF CHEYENNE Wyo Some of the country s most important conversations about wildlife and public lands are taking place in Wyoming and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation is the right organization to help provide a pragmatic approach to bring people together to get big things done again National Wildlife Federation CEO and President Collin O Mara said O Mara told the crowd of more than 200 at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation s annual banquet that between the extremes on wildlife and conservation issues is the commonsense big middle What this country needs more than anything else right now is folks and organizations that can bring people together to get big things done again O Mara said at the March 5 dinner You guys have the right pragmatic idea for how we can bring people together Tags Wyoming Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation Collin O Mara public lands wildlife Read more about NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands Wyoming Wildlife Federation hires new executive director Date Thu 12 17 2015 Chamois Andersen is the new executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation LARAMIE Wyo The Wyoming Wildlife Federation has hired Chamois Andersen as executive director She has served as publications and communications manager for the Wyoming State Geological Survey and communications manger for the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the University of Wyoming Her natural resource agency work includes head of communications for the Marine Region for the California Department of Fish and Game and public information officer for the Colorado Division of Wildlife An angler and outdoors enthusiast Andersen lives with her husband a University

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