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.

'Tis the season to give; Public lands sportsmen share their bounty

Tue, 12/16/2014

Aaron Kindle of Trout Unlimited and representatives of other hunting and angling groups present a $2,000 donation to Gregg Kay, left in front, for his work with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Image: National Wildlife Federation.

Hunting and angling groups that benefit from the bounty of public lands got together to share some of that bounty with the needy. 

“It’s about giving back during this time of year. We give thanks for public lands,” says Tim Brass, Southern Rockies Coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.


Let's keep on track to conserve sage-grouse

Judith Kohler December 15, 2014

Image: Rick McEwan

"If we act now we can rebuild greater sage-grouse populations and maintain activities on public lands import to our economy and way of life ..."

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.