Sportsmen share priorities with new Interior chief

From the Fish and Wildlife Report…

The Fish and Wildlife Report

Fish and wildlife conservation, implementation of leasing reforms top list of sportsmen’s priorities for Sally Jewell

A national sportsmen’s coalition looks forward to working with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on continuing the important job of restoring balance to public-lands management and implementing oil and gas leasing reforms started by her predecessor.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development congratulated Jewell on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate Wednesday and urged her to provide strong leadership to conserve clean air and water, fish and wildlife habitat and preserve the public-lands legacy that has helped shape the nation’s economy and identity.

“SFRED and millions of sportsmen believe in responsible development of energy resources on our multiple use public lands. We are not, however, willing to sacrifice fish and wildlife habitat, populations, water resources, and recreational opportunities to poorly planned development,’’ the CEOs and presidents of the coalition’s three lead partners wrote in an April…

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