Designating (and preserving) our beautiful wild places for the world to enjoy remains the best idea America ever had.
U.S. Department of the Interior
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.
Includes project at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania and New York’s Statue of Liberty National Monument.
More than a third of those refuges are on lands in the Great Lakes region.
Michigan leads the way among Great Lakes states with grants totaling more than $1 million.
The legal action was among a number of lawsuits filed in September 2015 after federal officials opted not to list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but announced federal land-use restrictions. Environmental groups later filed lawsuits contending the restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat didn’t go far enough.