Category Archives for Defending Our Public Lands

Forest Protection in the Trump Era

By Douglas Bevington In the wake of the 2016 election, the arrival of the Trump administration and the new Congress has been bad news for our national forests. Members of the new administration and Congress are pushing to more than double the amount of logging on our national forests. However, by directly confronting the misinformation […]

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Why States Will Not Serve the American Public as Well  as Federal Land Managers 

By John C. Miles The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the American Lands Council, and others argue that the states would better manage the federal lands in the public interest than does the federal government. This contention raises questions about what interests and which publics are served by federal versus state public land management. Most state […]

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Using the Bundys for Good: Finding the Silver Lining for Public Lands

(Editors’ note: Public lands conservation veteran and gadfly Andy Kerr sees the Bundy band as both an existential threat and an existential opportunity for America’s public lands. This article is adapted from the fourth of four Public Lands Blog posts that examine the government mishandling of the Bundys, the Bundys’ legal troublemaking, and the opportunities for the […]

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Defending our Public Lands, Yellowstone to Uintas Connection

By Logan Christian Outreach and Development Director Yellowstone to Uintas Connection Shifting from Resistance to Assistance Extending between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Utah’s Uinta Mountains, the 350-mile long Yellowstone to Uintas Wildlife Corridor encompasses national parks, monuments, wildlife and bird refuges and wilderness areas. This corridor connects the Northern and Southern Rockies, providing critical […]

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The Attack on the National Park System, Part 1

The National Park System is very popular with the American people: it’s nearly overwhelmed with visitors, and it’s an American institution we might think the Trump administration would leave alone. We would be wrong. In its first year the administration has initiated more attacks of potentially devastating consequences for the Park System than any administration […]

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Patagonia Fires Another Shot in the Public Lands Battle

From Outside, by Ariella Gintzler, Thursday, March 29, 2018 The clothing company has, once again, come out against the Trump Administration for its handling of public lands. Patagonia wants everyone to know they’ve been lied to. Three months ago, the California-based outdoor apparel maker responded to the shrinking of what was then called Bears Ears National Monument with […]

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