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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.

Take a Stand for Public Lands

Nic Callero

This is the time of year when I spend my weekends in the National Forest on Oregon’s north coast. I am in search of elk. Come November, Oregon’s western rifle season is a mere four days in length, which gives me 361 days to prepare. There is a calm anticipation that I feel hiking Oregon’s rugged coastal rain forest alone, scouting for wildlife. A slight feeling of vulnerability keeps me alert.

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public Lands

Russell Bassett

Unlike most every other country, America has a huge backyard. The federal public lands of the western United States are the equivalent of a giant commons that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a New Englander sightseeing in the Grand Canyon while on vacation or a Wyoming resident fishing the backcountry of your home state, western public lands are one of the biggest public playgrounds in the world.