Montana legislator sponsors resolution to keep public lands public

Thu, 02/19/2015

In response to overwhelming public demand for greater protection for Montana’s public lands, state Rep. Ed Lieser,  D-Whitefish, has introduced House Joint Resolution 19, which expresses formal opposition to efforts to claim, take over, litigate, or sell federal lands in Montana. A handful of legislators have been pushing for the state to take over federally managed public lands in Montana. Earlier this week, about 500 people from across the state packed the state capitol to support keeping public lands in public hands and oppose attempted land grabs.

 “We want our elected officials to protect and manage these lands for future generations, not hold frivolous philosophical debates,”  said Dave Chadwick, Montana Wildlife Federation executive director.



NWF celebrates a new national monument: Colorado's Browns Canyon

Judith Kohler February 18, 2015

“Browns Canyon is widely revered for its rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, and rugged backcountry," said Collin O’Mara, the National Wildlife Federation’s CEO and president, "This is why folks from all walks of life, lawmakers from both parties, and conservation leaders across Colorado, including our state affiliate the Colorado Wildlife Federation, have worked for more than two decades to protect it.  On behalf of the entire National Wildlife Federation, we are grateful to the president for supporting wildlife and amazing outdoor experiences by permanently protecting this conservation jewel." ~ Collin O'Mara

Winter update from Colorado Wildlife Federation

Colorado Wildlife Federation, February 16, 2015

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Sportsmen's, wildlife groups say new poll confirms support for public lands

Judith Kohler February 11, 2015

Medicine Bow Wyoming
Image: Lew Carpenter 

"Once again, a survey of public sentiment underlines just how off-track state and congressional lawmakers are when they push to take public lands out of public hands. Voters get it; these are America's public lands. They belong to all of us and we all have an obligation to take care of them and ensure our children, grandchildren and beyond enjoy the same opportunity to experience America's great outdoor legacy," said Kate Zimmerman, NWF's public lands policy director.