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Saving the Sagebrush Sea: An Imperiled Western Legacy

Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival.


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February 2014

Vanishing Paradise Team Attends SHOT Show 2014

Lew Carpenter, Feb. 19, 2014

Photo Courtesy NSSF 

What happens under the dome can affect what happens on the landscape

Matthew Copeland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Quick, who represents you in the state legislature?  Need a second? Ok I’ll wait… Still don’t have it?  You’re not alone.  State senators and representatives aren’t exactly household names for most Americans. The decisions they make affect your household more than you might imagine though.

Congressional Committee Plays Jekyll and Hyde on Public Lands

Bentley Johnson, Feb. 5, 2014

Photo by Ann Morgan

Recent votes by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee are emblematic of how some members of Congress are whipsawing management of our nation’s federal public lands. The markup of a number of public lands bills saw valuable bipartisanship on bills that would protect a watershed outside of Glacier National Park in Montana and designate thousands of acres of wilderness within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.