Our public lands – millions of acres of forests, mountains, rivers, and plains – are a part of who we are. They exist for the good of all, not the profit of a few. But powerful special interests inside the government and beyond are waging an aggressive campaign to undermine and even sell off public lands all across the west for short-term private gain.
Use our Bill Tracker to learn more about legislation in Congress that affects public lands and contact the Members who represent you in D.C.
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Would You Support a “Backpack Tax” to Fund Public Lands? by Justin Housman | Nov 18, 2019 | The AJ Poll | 29 comments The AJ Poll Would You Support a “Backpack Tax” to Fund Public Lands? By Justin Housman | November 18, 2019 [wpfp-link] Last week we covered a proposal to tax outdoor gear (an...
Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is meeting. On the agenda are two bills that get to the heart of funding public lands.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is arguably the most effective conservation program in the United States. Earlier this year, after a huge advocacy push, Congress permanently authorized the LWCF with a notable bipartisan vote. Now we need them to fully fund it.
Another bill is the Restore Our Parks Act, and that one will give National Parks the money to make some much-needed improvements and repairs on things that really matter, like toilets at the trailhead or employee housing. We're all for that, but we'd also like to see Congress help out other federal agencies like the Forest Service and the BLM, which each have their own long lists of maintenance to-dos.
Here's something that you can do: If your representative is on the committee for Energy and Natural Resources, tell them why these bills matter to you.
Since the Forest Service published a Proposed Action in late September that outlines a preliminary management plan for all types of backcountry winter recreation on public lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin, we’ve been hearing from all sides that their proposal is far from perfect.
Now, the Forest Service is asking for your input on how to make it better for everyone. Submit your comment directly to the Forest Service. The deadline for public comment on the Proposed Action for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is December 9th.
At an open house for over-snow vehicle planning in Tahoe last week, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais said this is just the start of the process. Right now, we are consulting with our local partners in Tahoe—Snowlands Network and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. And as we write our comments in response to the Forest Service’s proposed action, we encourage you to do the same.
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Together as an outdoor community, we are powerful, and we have a responsibility to stand up to protect public lands and waters. We will not be divided. Together we can achieve our vision of a system of protected public lands that works for everyone, not just a handful of entrenched interests.
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In late September, the Forest Service published a Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle Planning that outlines a preliminary vision for all types of winter recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin. This document represents one step in a much larger process, and the public can comment until November 19.
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We, and the rest of the world, are outraged by the fires in the Amazon. Besides eating less Brazilian beef and donating to environmental NGOs that protect the Amazon, there’s really not much we can do.
But there is something we can do to save the world’s largest temperate rain forest: Alaska’s 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, which is also facing imminent threats of destruction.
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Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization promoting and
preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports
experience on public lands.