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[1THING] Blog: Archive for July, 2017

[ Let the sage grouse conservation plans work ]

It took nearly a decade of conservation efforts to protect the iconic sage grouse, its fragile ecosystem of over 350 species, and a billion dollar plus regional recreational economy.

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[ Every Kid in A Park program extended; 4th graders get free park admission ]

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[ Rep. Emmer’s mining bill would endanger the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ]

Michael Reinemer

A hearing on this unnumbered bill is scheduled for Thursday, July 27 in the Energy and Minerals Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee.

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[ Loving Our National Parks! ]

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Yosemite National Park, California

This month the 1thing profiles the National Park Foundation.

The National Park Foundation is the official charitable partner of the National Park Service.  The foundation’s goal is to enrich America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts and wilderness adventurers.

Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy of park protection that began over a century ago when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks.

Today, the National Park Foundation carries on the tradition of early park advocates, big thinkers, doers and dreamers. It works to keep trails clear, partners with collaborators to get kids outdoors, and most importantly, raises and allocates critical funds to keep our national parks safe. With government funds for the National Park Service threatened in the federal budget, help from the National Park Foundation is even more important.

Want to explore Wisconsin’s national parks? They include the Apostle Islands as well as the Ice Age Scenic National Trail and more. Find out more here.

Find out how you can help by clicking here.

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[ Time running out to keep Minnesota’s Boundary Waters clean—speak up today ]

Aug. 11 is the deadline for the public to weigh in on whether future mining should be allowed in the famed Boundary Waters’ watershed.

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[ Anti-public lands push takes aim at our wildest state ]

In the past, Alaska has been recognized as a font of natural resources and sheer beauty. Attempts to drill in the Arctic Refuge and build a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge show our wildest state is under attack like never before.

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[ Trump’s budget could kill an urgent coastal recovery project – and slam our economy ]

If economic growth and jobs are on the agenda, saving Louisiana’s coast should be a priority.

     
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[ House to begin markup of renewable energy bill today ]

Alex Thompson

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will begin marking up the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017 (H.R. 825).

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[ House budget aims for oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge ]

The U.S. House of Representatives has released a proposed 2018 budget that, if passed, would essentially authorize oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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[ Reaction to Interior Department recommendation on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: Why was it under “review” in the first place? ]

Michael Reinemer

Statement on Interior Department recommendation on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, July 21, 2017

The following statement is from Scott Miller, Southwest Senior Regional Director for the Wilderness Society:

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