Missoula, Mont. – Following an announcement by the Trump administration of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s resignation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following response:
“Ryan Zinke came to the Interior Department with an ambitious vision for overseeing the nation’s great natural resources, but he ultimately broke his contract with the Americans people. His actions – such as undermining the federal Antiquities Act, diminishing good faith collaborative successes in sage grouse management, and pushing resource exploitation at the expense of conservation – eroded public goodwill.
“Our American public lands and waters are valuable beyond measure. Sportsmen and women have a special stake in enjoying them, conserving them and defending them. We do not want industrial interests dictating their management, and we will not stand for an administration that values the priorities of big business and a few deep pocketed individuals over the will of the citizenry.”
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is the voice
for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.