TRCP Applauds USDA Tongass Announcement

First step toward restoring safeguards to roadless areas in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (Washington D.C.)—Hunters and anglers commended an announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to “restore or replace” the previous administration’s decision to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The Tongass exemption, which was finalized in October 2020,… Continue reading TRCP Applauds USDA Tongass Announcement

House Committee Considers the MAPLand Act

Sportsmen and sportswomen call for swift passage of important public land access legislation (Washington D.C.)—Hunters and anglers around the nation voiced support for the bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act as the bill received its first hearing in the 117th Congress. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Tuesday for the MAPLand… Continue reading House Committee Considers the MAPLand Act

New Report Connects Conservation and Rural Economic Well-Being

Highlights success stories in four Western states and offers guidance to NGOs looking to adopt a new approach to community engagement (Missoula, MT)—The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Heart of the Rockies Initiative today released a report on how conservation and outdoor recreation missions align with supporting the well-being of rural communities across the United States. The… Continue reading New Report Connects Conservation and Rural Economic Well-Being

House Lawmakers Reintroduce MAPLand Act to Improve Hunting and Fishing Access

Legislation invests in digitized, integrated mapping resources for outdoor recreation (Washington D.C) — The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership celebrated the reintroduction of a House bill that will enhance outdoor recreation on public lands by investing in modern technology that allows sportsmen and sportswomen to know exactly which lands and waters they can access. U.S. Representatives Blake… Continue reading House Lawmakers Reintroduce MAPLand Act to Improve Hunting and Fishing Access

Explore TRCP’s Interactive Annual Report of Conservation Achievements

Digital tool highlights organizational and policy successes in 2020 (Washington, D.C.) — The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 Annual Report in an interactive digital format that has a distinctly 2020 twist: It highlights the team’s remarkable organizational and conservation policy achievements in a platform that mimics a video conference… Continue reading Explore TRCP’s Interactive Annual Report of Conservation Achievements

Hunters and Anglers Celebrate Reintroduction of the MAPLand Act

Legislation invests in digitized, integrated mapping resources for outdoor recreation (Washington D.C) —The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership applauds the reintroduction of landmark legislation that will enhance outdoor recreation on public lands by investing in modern technology that allows sportsmen and sportswomen to know exactly which lands and waters they can access. U.S. Senators Jim Risch… Continue reading Hunters and Anglers Celebrate Reintroduction of the MAPLand Act

Interior Will Ensure Land and Water Conservation Fund Is Used Where It’s Needed Most

Hunters and anglers call for prioritization of projects that increase public access to recreational opportunities (Washington, D.C.) — The Department of Interior announced today that it will be reducing restrictions on the availability of Land and Water Conservation Fund investments, ensuring that these dollars are used for the best possible opportunities to enhance public land… Continue reading Interior Will Ensure Land and Water Conservation Fund Is Used Where It’s Needed Most

U.S. Department of Agriculture Moves to Boost Private Lands Conservation

Farmers and ranchers have more time to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (Washington D.C.)—Heeding calls from the hunting and fishing community, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it’s extending enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program—the nation’s most successful private lands conservation initiative. Since 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has offered incentives for American… Continue reading U.S. Department of Agriculture Moves to Boost Private Lands Conservation

Major Legislative Package That Includes Numerous Conservation Investments Becomes Law

Year-end bill contains wide ranging provisions for habitat and access (Washington D.C.)—A sweeping legislative package to keep the government running and invest in COVID relief has become law. Tucked throughout the bill are numerous conservation provisions that invest in climate solutions, sustainably manage water resources, restore habitat, combat chronic wasting disease, and strengthen access for… Continue reading Major Legislative Package That Includes Numerous Conservation Investments Becomes Law

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