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State takeover of public lands is a bad deal for Nevadans

Robert Gaudet, April 12, 2015

Nevadans stand to lose in a state takeover of public lands. Image: Steve Torbit

The Nevada legislature is entertaining a number of proposals to transfer our national lands to the state or otherwise vastly diminish the amount of national lands, waters, minerals and other resources we now enjoy as both residents of Nevada and as citizens of this great country.  If these proposals are taken to their logical conclusion, the end result would be as predictable as it would be preposterous.  Access to our lands to hunt, fish, rock hound, hike and camp would be severely limited and where we could still enjoy our great outdoors it would be very pricey. 

Politicians’ plans to grab national lands and sell them off are well documented in their own reports and proposals and as a longtime Nevadan, hunter and lover of wildlife and public lands, I am outraged.  You should be too, here’s why.

Winter update from Colorado Wildlife Federation

Colorado Wildlife Federation, February 16, 2015

The official publication of the Colorado Wildlife Federation

Congress gives the gift of conservation with protections of public lands

Meg Morris

Image: Joshua Duplechian 

Earlier this month Congress passed legislation that included protections for about one million acres of some of our nation's most pristine and treasured landscapes. The legislation also protects fish, valuable wildlife habitat and public access to public land.  Here's a round-up of the areas protected in the bill.

Message sent & received: Now is Browns Canyon's time

Judith Kohler December 15, 2014

A wave of support follows Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet's call to President Obama to designate Colorado's  Browns Canyon as our nation's next national monument.