Ryan Zinke

Fishing industry well represented on national outdoor recreation advisory committee

(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…

Interior secretary touts effort to improve big-game habitat

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…

U.S. Interior chief wants smaller monuments, but not at home

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…

Zinke makes impact in first day as Interior secretary

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.