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 Responds to Nomination of Stone-Manning as BLM Director

MISSOULA, Mont. – Reacting to President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula, Montana, as director of the Bureau of Land Management, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following statement: “Tracy will be a strong BLM director and an asset to the management of our public lands and waters. She’s… Continue reading BHA Responds to Nomination of Stone-Manning as BLM Director

Amidst a Flurry of Recent Actions, Another Significant Land-Use Plan is Released in Alaska

aadadadad The TRCP commits to seeing hunting, fishing opportunities maintained in BLM’s Central Yukon plan (Fairbanks, Alaska)— Today the Bureau of Land Management released a draft resource management plan that—when finalized—will guide future public land management decisions on 13.1 million acres of public lands in central and northern Alaska for the next 15 to 20 years. “The… Continue reading Amidst a Flurry of Recent Actions, Another Significant Land-Use Plan is Released in Alaska

Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

Secretary David L. Bernhardt visits Big Ring Cycles in Denver, Colorado today. (Photo Credit: Tami Heilemann)

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced that it finalized electric bike (or e-bike) regulations that pave the way for land managers to allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and… Continue reading Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

Public Access Increased in Northern Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Coeur d’Alene Field Office announced today the expansion of public access in the Rochat Divide/Pine Creek Special Recreation Management. Using Sportsman’s Access funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the acquisition of the 633-acre inholding, known as the Reeds Ridge parcel, will secure public access… Continue reading Public Access Increased in Northern Idaho

Secretary Bernhardt Designates Fee Free Day for Public Lands to Commemorate President Trump’s Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, which will significantly help address the historically underfunded, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at our national parks and public lands. In celebration of this historic achievement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced that entrance fees paid by visitors coming to… Continue reading Secretary Bernhardt Designates Fee Free Day for Public Lands to Commemorate President Trump’s Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

CSF Helps Secure Passage of Once-In-a-Lifetime Legislation, Great American Outdoors Act to be Signed into Law

July 22, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, the U.S. House passed landmark legislation to promote conservation and access to public lands and waters on a strong bipartisan vote of 310-107. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) represents the single greatest financial commitment to increasing public land access and opportunities for sportsmen and women in… Continue reading CSF Helps Secure Passage of Once-In-a-Lifetime Legislation, Great American Outdoors Act to be Signed into Law

DU applauds House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Bill to fund LWCF, address maintenance backlog, heads to President’s desk WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 22, 2020 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to improve our public lands, stabilize funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide economic relief to help kickstart… Continue reading DU applauds House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

Senate Passes Historic Great American Outdoors Act on an Impressive Vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, on a strong bipartisan vote of 73-25. The Great American Outdoors Act will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to address the crumbling infrastructure on… Continue reading Senate Passes Historic Great American Outdoors Act on an Impressive Vote