Under the guise of “modernization” and “streamlining,” the White House is moving swiftly to put big industry in charge of environmental decisionmaking—and to cut the public and science out of the process. We need to put pressure on Congress now to make sure they don’t let this happen.
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.
It looks like the Senate is going to vote on the Great American Outdoors Act next week. This bill will provide permanent funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help land managers address the backlog of maintenance projects. You can help by contacting your representatives and telling them you support the Great American Outdoors Act. ... See MoreSee Less
As soon as next week, the Senate is voting on the Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address deferred maintenance on our country’s public lands and waters.
We're still looking far and wide for submissions to the Backcountry Film Festival. And we’re not just looking for ski movies. We want stories that help us find meaning in the outdoors during winter. The Backcountry Film Festival tours globally to raise awareness about human-powered recreation and conservation of public lands. It’s a major fundraiser for nonprofits who do important, on-the-ground work to save wild spaces. ... See MoreSee Less
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The epicenter of a tragic wildfire in 1910, the Great Burn has been left alone for a century of regrowth. Today, it is a recommended wilderness area along the Montana-Idaho stateline with an abundance of wildlife habitat. As the Forest Service rewrites the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Plan, the Great Burn needs continued protection.
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Policy Director Hilary Eisen explains step-by-step how the Council for Environmental Quality is re-writing its regulations to the National Environmental Policy Act and reveals some of the tactics they're using to limit public engagement on government decision-making.
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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.