Administration Takes Action to Conserve Boundary Waters Wilderness Watershed, Sportsmen and Women Commend Decision

Departments of Agriculture and Interior commit to study impacts of mining near wilderness boundary, pause new mineral leasing, review science, gather public input WASHINGTON – Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today commended a decision by the Biden administration to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness watershed from industrial mining. The action… Continue reading Administration Takes Action to Conserve Boundary Waters Wilderness Watershed, Sportsmen and Women Commend Decision

BHA Responds to Administration Decision to Reestablish National Monuments, Restore Integrity to Antiquities Act

Presidential proclamation restores protections to millions of acres of public lands and waters MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today commended a decision by the Biden administration to reinstate protections to three national monuments whose boundaries were reduced by the previous administration, restoring the integrity of the federal Antiquities Act and heeding the calls… Continue reading BHA Responds to Administration Decision to Reestablish National Monuments, Restore Integrity to Antiquities Act

Inside the Fall Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

The newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today MISSOULA, Mont. – The fall issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, is landing in mailboxes across North America. Here are some of the highlights of this action-packed celebration of our favorite season: Into the Mystic: Ben Matthews takes us into Alaska’s Tongass… Continue reading Inside the Fall Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

BHA Responds to Senate Confirmation of Stone-Manning as BLM Director

MISSOULA, Mont. – Responding to this evening’s Senate vote confirming Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following statement: “Hunters and anglers that rely on our public lands and waters will have a strong and smart advocate for our values, wildlife… Continue reading BHA Responds to Senate Confirmation of Stone-Manning as BLM Director

BHA 2021 Member Survey Results: Young, Politically Diverse, Public Lands Reliant

Annual survey of BHA membership shows commitment to public service, resources, hunting, fishing, advocacy MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers members depend on North America’s public lands and waters for their time afield. Their diets rely on wild game and wild harvested foods. They’re young. They’re politically active and politically diverse, not gravitating to… Continue reading BHA 2021 Member Survey Results: Young, Politically Diverse, Public Lands Reliant

Bristol Bay, Alaska, Home to World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery, Could Be Permanently Protected

EPA decision announced today could utilize the Clean Water Act to ensure the region’s long-term conservation WASHINGTON – The fish- and wildlife-rich region of Bristol Bay, Alaska, could receive long-term protection from industrial mining in the wake of a decision made public today by the Biden administration. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is reinitiating… Continue reading Bristol Bay, Alaska, Home to World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery, Could Be Permanently Protected

BHA Applauds Senate’s Passage of Major Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauded the Senate for passing a major, bipartisan infrastructure package that will address a number of important public lands and conservation issues across the United States, including abandoned mine cleanup, Forest Service roads and trails, and wildlife crossing safety. “This infrastructure package is a huge deal for public lands,… Continue reading BHA Applauds Senate’s Passage of Major Infrastructure Bill

Alaska Roadless Habitat Conserved, Local Economies Boosted in USDA Plan

Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska could have roadless protections restored, will add new conservation measures; region will receive $25 million as economic boost MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry roadless lands in the Tongass National Forest, a public lands crown jewel in southeast Alaska, will see conservation safeguards restored and new measures put in place under… Continue reading Alaska Roadless Habitat Conserved, Local Economies Boosted in USDA Plan

U.S. Wetlands and Waterways to Gain Additional Protections

Biden administration takes action to boost conservation of small streams and wetlands, improve measures implemented by previous administrations WASHINGTON – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers welcomed an announcement by the Biden administration that it will revise federal protections for U.S. wetlands and waterways and work to overturn an existing rule that reduces federal oversight of more… Continue reading U.S. Wetlands and Waterways to Gain Additional Protections

BHA Responds to Appointment of Moore as Forest Service Chief

MISSOULA, Mont. – Following an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of the appointment of Randy Moore as chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following response: “Randy Moore brings a career spent in public resource management to the helm of the U.S. Forest Service. He is… Continue reading BHA Responds to Appointment of Moore as Forest Service Chief