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  • Our Public Lands
    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 gives the gift of conservation with protections of public lands By Meg Morris Image Joshua Duplechian Earlier this month Congress passed legislation that included protections for about one million acres of some of our nation s most pristine and treasured landscapes The legislation also protects fish valuable wildlife habitat and public access to public land Here s a round up of the areas protected in the bill Read more about Congress gives the gift of conservation with protections of public lands admin s blog Comments 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node?page=12 (2016-05-01)
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  • Drilling on moose habitat: 58,000 public comments | Our Public Lands
    Wyoming Wildlife Federation Sign Up Take action for public lands facebook com OurPublicLands twitter com OurPublicLands Saving the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled 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 Drilling on moose habitat 58 000 public comments March 31 2011 The Bridger Teton National Forest has received 58 000 comments on its proposal to allow drilling in critical moose habitat in Wyoming OurPublicLands members contributed

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node/35 (2016-05-01)
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  • Take Action For Cutthroat Trout | Our Public Lands
    Imperiled 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 Take Action For Cutthroat Trout Hydraulic fracturing is a method used to extract natural gas that involves blasting a solution of water sand and chemicals into underground rock formations at high pressure Since 2005 this practice has been exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act This exemption increases the risk that improperly managed development could lead to

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node/32 (2016-05-01)
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  • Victory for Bighorn Sheep | Our Public Lands
    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 Victory for Bighorn Sheep March 3 2011 Prior to the mid 1800s bighorn sheep were abundant throughout the West with numbers estimated at 1 5 to 2 million Large declines occurred because of overharvest habitat loss competition for forage and disease transmission from domestic sheep that grazed in bighorn sheep habitat Today bighorn populations are less than 30 of historic levels In March of 2010 the National Wildlife Federation NWF joined with partners in Idaho including the Nez Perce tribe and the Idaho Wildlife Federation to provide comments to the Payette National Forest PNF as it prepared an update to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the effects of domestic sheep grazing on bighorn habitat As a result the Forest Service announced their decision to close much of Payette National Forest to domestic sheep grazing where conflicts exist The Forest Service cited the preponderance of scientific literature that shows that when domestic sheep come into contact with wild sheep bighorns contract diseases and die in large numbers Local wool growers have disputed the decision through a formal appeals process NWF and its partners have also filed an appeal in an effort to support the Forest Service calling for even stronger measures to protect wild sheep Instead of phased implementation for example bighorns and domestic sheep should be separated immediately while we develop more robust monitoring and evaluation directives and other mechanisms that encourage population growth and

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node/31 (2016-05-01)
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  • Sportsmen’s coalition: Now is the time for renewable energy bill | Our Public Lands
    s coalition said No bids were offered Thursday during the Bureau of Land Management s offer of applications for rights of way and development plans for commercial solar projects on a total of 3 705 acres of public land in Conejos and Saguache counties in southwestern Colorado However the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition said it expects new wind and solar projects to move forward across the West and it make sense to bring the leasing of public lands for renewable energy in line with other forms of energy development by establishing royalties to conserve fish and wildlife habitat and support affected communities Hunters and anglers welcome efforts to tap the abundant wind and solar energy sources in the West as a way to increase domestic energy production But like any other energy sources wind and solar must be developed responsibly and there must be a mechanism to ensure that funding is available to offset unavoidable impacts to hunting and fishing said Brad Powell senior policy director for Trout Unlimited s Sportsmen s Conservation Project The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act would direct at least a quarter of the royalties to a wildlife and land conservation fund and divide 50 percent of the revenue between state and county governments The Senate sponsors are Jon Tester D Mont and Dean Heller R Nev The House sponsors are Paul Gosar R Ariz Joe Heck R Nev Mike Thompson D Calif and Jared Polis D Colo For rural communities balancing energy development with conservation of our natural resources has as much to do with our economy as it does about preserving a Western quality of life Hunting and angling are important to economies across Colorado and so is energy development said Tim Mauck a Clear Creek County commissioner and co founder

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/sportsmen%E2%80%99s-coalition-now-time-renewable-energy-bill (2016-05-01)
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  • solar | Our Public Lands
    Center Affiliates Arizona Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Montana Wildlife Federation New Mexico Wildlife Federation Wyoming Wildlife Federation Sign Up Take action for public lands facebook com OurPublicLands twitter com OurPublicLands Saving the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled 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 solar Sportsmen s coalition Now is the time for renewable energy bill Date Thu 10 24 2013 DENVER The first chance

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/solar (2016-05-01)
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  • Our Public Lands
    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 Colorado Wildlife Federation and Wyoming Wildlife Federation Newsletters Click here to read the Colorado Wildlife Federation Newsletter Click here to read the Wyoming Wildlife Federation Newsletter Read more about Colorado Wildlife Federation and Wyoming Wildlife Federation Newsletters Sportsmen call on Congress to consider fish and wildlife when weighing costs of regulating oil gas industry Western hunters and anglers are busy preparing for hunting season as well as new rounds of hearings and bills in Washington D C Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development a coalition led by Trout Unlimited the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation is calling on lawmakers to consider fish and wildlife and their habitat when looking at regulating the oil and gas industry on public lands Read more about Sportsmen call on Congress to consider fish and wildlife when weighing costs of regulating oil gas industry Torbit caps 19 years as advocate scientist with NWF BOULDER Colo After nearly 19 years with the National Wildlife Federation Steve Torbit is returning to his roots as a scientist working for the government on wildlife issues Torbit s last day as executive director of NWF s Rocky Mountain Regional Center in Boulder was Aug 5 He is the new assistant regional director for science applications at the U

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node?page=63 (2016-05-01)
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  • Our Public Lands
    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 Sign the Petition for a Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Plate Conceptual design for license plate Not final By John Gale 02 21 12 Rep Pace and Sen White recently introduced HB 1275 creating a sportsmen s license plate for Colorado Other than basic administrative fees the money generated by the sales of the license plates will go directly to Colorado Parks and Wildlife to fund grants for two purposes expanding opportunities for public shooting ranges and improving fishing in Colorado As part of getting the license plate through the legislative and administrative process we must collect 3 000 signatures Click here to sign the petition Read more about Sign the Petition for a Colorado Hunting and Fishing License Plate Hunters anglers praise effort by Rep Polis to yank oil shale leasing measure from highway bill Photo Steve Torbit 02 15 12 BOULDER CO A sportsmen s coalition is praising a move by Colorado Rep Jared Polis to eliminate a measure that would mandate commercial leasing of public lands for the unproven technology of oil shale development Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development voiced support Wednesday for Polis amendment which would strip the oil shale provision from a highway bill up for debate in the U S House Opening our public lands in Colorado Wyoming and Utah to leasing before environmentally and economically viable technology and processes exist doesn t make sense said Keith Curley director of government affairs for Trout Unlimited Read more about Hunters anglers praise effort by Rep Polis to yank oil shale leasing measure from highway bill Public lands advocate manager

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/node?page=56 (2016-05-01)
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