Tag: U.S. Forest Service

  • Boone and Crockett Club: Infrastructure Bill Provides Critical Funding for Forest Health, Wildlife Crossings, and Natural Climate Solutions

    Today the Boone and Crockett Club thanked the U.S. Senate for passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation that will allocate critical funding to improve the health of our nation’s forests, reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions through new wildlife crossings, and support conservation programs that provide natural climate solutions. The inclusion of more than $8 billion in funding for forest […]

  • U.S. Forest Service charts a new direction for the Tongass National Forest

    By ending industrial old-growth logging and investing in restoration, USFS places new focus on forest  health, recreation, and resiliency  JUNEAU, AK — The U.S. Forest Service announced today a new “Southeast Alaska Sustainability  Strategy” for the Tongass National Forest. Details of the strategy include fully reinstating the 2001  roadless rule; ending large-scale old-growth logging on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Boone and Crockett Club’s First Annual Conservation Auction Now Live!

    The Boone and Crockett Club First Annual Conservation Auction opened on March 7. The online auction, hosted on GunBroker.com, features sporting collectibles that will be available for bidding until 7:00 pm EDT on March 21 (for firearms) and 7:00 pm EDT on March 28 (for everything else). Proceeds from this auction will be used to support the […]

  • TRCP Opposes Move to Remove Conservation Safeguards in America’s Largest National Forest

    Dramatic policy shift for the Tongass National Forest would open 9.2 million acres of roadless public lands in Alaska to development WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Forest Service moved one step closer to eliminating conservation safeguards in the Tongass National Forest, despite strong objections from many Alaskans and sportsmen and sportswomen across the nation. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

    ORR Applauds Senate’s Bipartisan Effort Today, the Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. ORR members were at the forefront of this landmark legislation, leading the effort to include maintenance backlog funding for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; bringing […]

  • Senate Takes Significant Step toward Final Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

    June 9, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Yesterday, the Senate took a monumental step toward passing the historic Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), which represents the single greatest commitment to increasing public access and advancing conservation in a lifetime, by voting to proceed to final consideration of the bill on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 80-17. […]