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[ 20 fun things to do with kids in national parks ]

Last year, Americans made over 292 million visits to our beloved national parks. Many of these visits were families adventuring in our country’s most enjoyable places.

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[ Jewell touts economic benefits of wildlands, calls for support ]

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, touted the economic importance of Americans wildlands at a forum in Washington, D.C. last week. 

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[ Sage grouse bills would slow progress toward resolution for western communities ]

Neil Shader

New legislation introduced today in the House and the Senate would undermine state and federal planning efforts, nearly complete, to conserve the greater sage grouse and perpetuate uncertainty faced by all westerners, according to The Wilderness Society.

[ New federal energy plan could be great for clean, renewable energy ]

The Department of Energy released a new report on energy that details important information on the nation’s energy infrastructure.

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[ Congress Must Renew Land and Water Conservation Fund, a Bedrock Law that Has Helped Thousands of Communities across the U.S. ]

Neil Shader

Authorization for LWCF runs out on September 30 2015.

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[ Bi-state sage grouse listing deemed “not warranted” ]

Neil Shader

Proactive, cooperative conservation measures could be a model for protections across the West

[ 8 ways to volunteer with wildlands on Earth Day ]

Earth Day is a great day to volunteer for wildlands, and to start planning volunteer activities to help public lands throughout spring, summer and fall. 

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[ Methane discussion heats up as scientists investigate a plume in the Southwest ]

Scientists from around the country recently gathered in Farmington, New Mexico to discuss a massive methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of the Southwest United States.

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[ Earth Day irony: Land and Water Conservation Fund under fire in Senate hearing ]

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will get a full oversight hearing by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 22.With only five months to go before it expires on Sept.

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[ Taxpayers and public lands stand to benefit from Interior’s efforts to revise royalty rates ]

Anastasia Greene

The Department of Interior announced plans, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to revisit royalty rates charged to energy producers—th