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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.
 


 

Drilling on moose habitat: 58,000 public comments

Moose
March 31, 2011 - The Bridger-Teton National Forest has received 58,000 comments on its proposal to allow drilling in critical moose habitat in Wyoming.  OurPublicLands members contributed 2,500 comments in opposition to drilling on thousands of acres of critical moose habitat.  According to the Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor, the majority of the comments received expressed concern for natural resources such as water, air, and wildlife.  In addition, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) submitted comments stating that the draft environmental impact statement underestimates the negative impacts to wildlife.  Read the article about WGFD's comments here.

Take Action For Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout
Hydraulic fracturing is a method used to extract natural gas that involves blasting a solution of water, sand and chemicals into underground rock formations at high pressure. 
Since 2005, this practice has been exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act.  This exemption increases the risk that improperly managed development could lead to the fouling of underground aquifers, many of which supply drinking water and are hydrologically connected with surface water fisheries.
TAKE ACTION to protect cutthroat trout from hydraulic fracturing chemicals.

Victory for Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

March 3, 2011 - Prior to the mid-1800s, bighorn sheep were abundant throughout the West, with numbers estimated at 1.5 to 2 million. Large declines occurred because of overharvest, habitat loss, competition for forage, and disease transmission from domestic sheep that grazed in bighorn sheep habitat. Today, bighorn populations are less than 30% of historic levels. In March of 2010, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) joined with partners in Idaho including the Nez Perce tribe and the Idaho Wildlife Federation to provide comments to the Payette National Forest (PNF) as it prepared an update to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the effects of domestic sheep grazing on bighorn habitat. As a result, the Forest Service announced their decision to close much of Payette National Forest to domestic sheep grazing where conflicts exist.

Sportsmen’s coalition: Now is the time for renewable energy bill

Date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013

DENVER – The first chance for companies to competitively bid on public lands for solar energy projects underscores the importance of legislation that would invest revenue from the development in conservation and local communities, a national sportsmen’s coalition said.

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