“The release of the new EPA standards is good news for reducing methane pollution from new oil and gas wells across the country,” said Josh Mantell, Carbon Management Campaign Manager.
The agency decides how an array of uses and resources ranging from from grazing to energy development, wildlife habitat to wilderness, hunting to off-roading, occur on these lands.
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[ California desert residents join Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, elected officials and community leaders to dedicate new national monuments ]
The Wilderness Society is pleased to join California desert residents, local elected officials, tribal representatives and community leaders dedicating the newly designated Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments.
The Wilderness Society 2015 Annual Report
During its history, the state of Idaho has sold off more than 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale data by The Wilderness Society released this week.
On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists.
For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest.
According to the report, Idaho’s 1.7 million acres of sold-off state lands have included more than 100,000 acres sold since the year 2000. In many cases, these sales have cut off public access to cherished outdoor recreation spots or even allowed lands to become industrialized.