Will advise Trump administration on outdoor issues.
How Illinois will use the funds, made up of non-taxpayer dollars from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues, is unclear. There will be limitations because the funds come through federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment.
More than a third of those refuges are on lands in the Great Lakes region.
(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…
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that he’s taking steps to study and preserve habitat and migration corridors in Western states for big-game animals such as elk, mule and deer, a move that hunters and some experts applauded but that critics called an effort to cover up damage. Zinke’s order calls on…
Interior secretary ordered a reassessment of sage grouse protection plans.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss’ playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments that President Donald Trump called a “massive land grab” by his Democratic predecessors. Except, that is, in Montana. In Zinke’s home state, the former congressman who has long…
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.
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.
“He was born in the West. He lives in the West. He understands it, he understands its people.”
“You get rid of public lands, you end hunting and fishing in this country as we know it today”
Outdoor and sportsmen’s groups offer upbeat response to President-elect Trump’s top administrator of America’s public lands