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  • Idaho Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    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 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 Sportsmen outdoor enthusiasts celebrate newly designated wilderness in Idaho Date Sun 08 09 2015 Highly prized fish and wildlife habitat is part of a new wilderness area in Idaho Image Idaho Wildlife Federation Some of Idaho s best high alpine fish and wildlife habit now has permanent protection The Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act was signed into law Aug 7 setting aside 275 665 acres The wilderness bill long championed by Idaho Rep Mike Simpson was signed just three days after the Senate unanimously approved it On behalf of the many Idaho sportsmen and women who

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  • sagebrush steppe | Our Public Lands
    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 sagebrush steppe NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work Date Wed 04 27 2016 Greater sage grouse number fewer than a half million across the 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 Sportsmen rally for sage grouse and an iconic Western landscape Date Tue 09 08 2015 Conserving sage grouse and their habitat will benefit hundreds of species Image Judith Kohler DENVER With a decision looming on whether to federally protect the greater sage grouse Western sportsmen and women

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  • Congress | Our Public Lands
    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 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 the conservation of

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  • public lands | Our Public Lands
    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 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 NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Date Tue 02 09 2016 Todd Leahy right of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation was one of the featured speakers at a recent public lands forum Image New Mexico Wildlife Federation FLAGSTAFF Ariz The law history and economics are not on the side of those who want our national public lands turned over to the states said Todd Leahy the New Mexico Wildlife Federation s director of conservation Leahy was one of the speakers at the Feb 5 plenary session of the 49 th annual meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona New Mexico chapter of the American Fisheries Society The session Who Will Manage the Future of

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/public-lands (2016-05-01)
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  • wildlife | Our Public Lands
    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 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 Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste protect wildlife Date Sun 02 28 2016 The Bureau of Land Management will hold a hearing in Lakewood March 1 on a rule to reduce oil and gas venting and flaring Image Lew Carpenter LAKEWOOD In meetings from New Mexico to North Dakota sportsmen and women spoke out for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments until April 8 on a proposed

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  • legislators | Our Public Lands
    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 legislators 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

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  • sportsmen | Our Public Lands
    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 NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Date Tue 02 09 2016 Todd Leahy right of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation was one of the featured speakers at a recent public lands forum Image New Mexico Wildlife Federation FLAGSTAFF Ariz The law history and economics are not on the side of those who want our national public lands turned over to the states said Todd Leahy the New Mexico Wildlife Federation s director of conservation Leahy was one of the speakers at the Feb 5 plenary session of the 49 th annual meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona New Mexico chapter of the American Fisheries Society The session Who Will Manage the Future of Our Public Lands included county state and federal wildlife and land managers This crusade to transfer American public lands to the states must be seen for what it is the latest outgrowth of an anti government agenda which seeks to undermine the very foundations of this great nation Tags New Mexico Wildlife Federation Malheur National Wildlife Refuge public lands sportsmen Read more about NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles 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

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  • Collin O'Mara | Our Public Lands
    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 Collin O Mara 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

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