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[ Arctic Advocate Sarah James Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Protecting America’s Wild Places ]

Michael Reinemer

The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on one person each year who has never held public office but had a notable influence on conservation and the fostering of an American land ethic.

[ A brighter future: 3 ways to shift energy development on public lands ]

For centuries, energy development on public lands has put coal, oil and gas extraction at odds with stewardship of wildlife, wildlands and recreational opportunities.

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[ BLM seeks public comments as it considers the fate of Colorado’s recreation hotspots ]

Some of Colorado’s top spots for wilderness recreation are at stake as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) develops new management plans for the state’s public lands.

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[ Help for our nation’s rivers ]

Here’s an organization that’s doing great work to save our rivers–The Freshwater Trust.

While this Northwest-based non-profit has been instrumental in preserving and restoring some of the region’s most important freshwater ecosystems, The Freshwater Trust is committed to fixing our nation’s rivers though a unique blend of conservation, direct action, technology, consulting, and partnership with local and national agencies.

The organization’s mission is “doing what it takes to get results on the ground.”  They’re not a think-tank,they’re a “do-tank”, with the singular focus to provide the platform for practical conservation.

Given that California is facing an unprecedented drought, the Colorado no longer reaches the ocean and the Mississippi is so choked with fertilizers it’s creating an 8000 square mile dead zone, it is clear this is an organization whose work is desperately needed. Learn more about how they’ve made a difference here.

 

[ The people have spoken. It’s time for the royalty rates on public lands to be modernized! ]

Now that the comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on oil and gas leasing, specifically looking at royalty on production, rental payments, minimum acceptable bids, bonding requirements and civil penalty assessments has come to an en

[ Wilderness Society Opposes Anti-Conservation Policy “Riders” in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill; Statement, June 18, 2015 ]

Michael Reinemer

The bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the Unite

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[ Happy birthday to America’s ‘other’ national park system ]

The National Conservation Lands are considered the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) version of the national parks—iconic places that safeguard tremendous scenery, wildlife habitat and archaeol

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[ Senator Murkowski Inserts Unnecessary Policy “Rider” for the “Golden Gravel Road” in Appropriations Bill, Setting a Dangerous Precedent ]

Michael Reinemer

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE * CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY * DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE * FRIENDS OF ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES * LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ASSOCIATION * SIERRA CLUB * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

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[ New Mexico “Star Party” a reminder that wildlands protect dark skies, too ]

Last month, I attended the Enchanted Skies Star Party, in Magdalena, New Mexico; my first ever party of its kind.

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[ Resilient Federal Forest Act: Bad News for National Forests and Public Involvement ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society strongly opposes H.R.

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