(U.S. Department of the Interior)WASHINGTON, D.C. — A host of well-known outdoor recreation representatives – from the fishing industry in particular – were recently named to the national “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee, announced recently by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. The 15-member committee was established on Nov. 8, 2017, and is intended to serve as an advisory…
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SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump earlier this year ordered U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more than two decades on lands and waters revered for their natural beauty and historical significance. Trump announced Monday that he will shrink two Utah monuments, but he has not revealed…
Interior secretary ordered a reassessment of sage grouse protection plans.
Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are planning limited public hunting of the region’s roughly 700 bears, although no hunts are expected this year.
But Zinke says he will press to change some boundaries and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on some of the land.
The plaintiffs are 17 tribes, clans and individuals from Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and Canada, with two more tribes from Nebraska and South Dakota being added.
One order overturns the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban on Fish and Wildlife Service lands, waters, and facilities. The other advances conservation stewardship, improves game and habitat management and increases outdoor recreation opportunities by directing bureaus and agencies to immediately identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded.
In a huge victory for outdoors types, decision removes threat to the nation’s most-visited wilderness, ensuring the continuation of the region’s hunting and fishing traditions, and safeguarding the fish and wildlife populations that call the area home.