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No Mining in the Boundary Waters

My former boss and mentor, the late Congressman Bruce F. Vento is smiling down on us right now. The reason is that we just heard today that federal land managers decided to reject a proposed mine in the heart of … Continue reading

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Where the Bison Roam…

While directing public lands work for National Wildlife Federation many years ago, I had the pleasure of working on efforts to protect and restore western public landscapes.   One of the many places I worked on were the public lands up … Continue reading

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U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill

Good news today from Congress…… U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Senate to Act to ensure that the national maintains commitment to Great Lakes ANN ARBOR, MICH. (April 26, 2016)—The U.S. House today … Continue reading

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First Request To Divert Great Lakes Water Heads to Great Lakes Governors and Premiers

  Alliance for the Great Lakes – National Wildlife Federation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2016 CONTACT: Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation, 734-887-7116, msmith@nwf.org Molly Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes, 312-445-974, mflanagan@greatlakes.org First Request to Divert Great Lakes Water … Continue reading

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Guns, Hunting and Conservation Funding @NSSF

Originally posted on The Fish and Wildlife Report:
The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total…

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New Report Details Climate Change Impacts on Big Game

Originally posted on The Fish and Wildlife Report:
Colorado mule deer. Photo by Lew Carpenter Heat, Drought, Disease Target Big Game and Their Habitats, Threaten Outdoor Traditions   Rising temperatures, deeper droughts and more extreme weather events fueled by manmade…

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Take a stand for your right to access public lands

Originally posted on The Fish and Wildlife Report:
Rich Holland of SmartEtailing.com fishes a stretch of water on public land. Photo by Lew Carpenter We all know that access to our public lands has been shrinking. Everyone who has been…

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New Report Details How Climate Change is Harming Freshwater Fish

Originally posted on The Fish and Wildlife Report:
Rich Holland, fishing and hunting content director for SmartEtailing.com holds up a nice Elevenmile Reservoir cutthroat trout. Photo by Lew Carpenter Urgent Action Needed to Protect America’s Outdoor Heritage America’s coldwater fish…

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Taking stock of the Great Lakes on Earth Day 2013

Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
In honor of Earth Day, I thought it appropriate to explore the current state of the Great Lakes — the good, bad and ugly. The lakes today are far healthier than in 1972, when…

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Sportsmen share priorities with new Interior chief

Originally posted on 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…

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