public lands

Today is Kids to Parks Day!

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, we didn’t have easy access to what everyone thinks of as America’s iconic parks—getting to Yellowstone or Yosemite required …

Montana supports Public Lands and Renewable Energy

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman This week, Senator John Walsh signed on as co-sponsor of the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 279). This demonstrates several things to Montanans. …

What’s Good for the Grouse is Good for the Grandeur … and Big Game Hunting

Due to its decreased numbers and status as a warranted species for Endangered Species Act listing, the greater sage grouse is no longer a popular game species. Some Western states do …

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and …

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased …

Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?

As the second session of the 113th Congress develops, it is my great hope that Congress can leave its abysmal bill passage record in the past. In 2013, Congress signed just …

Antiquities Act Attack Latest Affront to Sportsmen

Whether you are an avid angler, only go fishing occasionally, or have fished just a time or two, you likely remember the first fish you caught. I can’t remember the …

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people …

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

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