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[ New Mexico “Star Party” a reminder that wildlands protect dark skies, too ]

Last month, I attended the Enchanted Skies Star Party, in Magdalena, New Mexico; my first ever party of its kind.

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[ Resilient Federal Forest Act: Bad News for National Forests and Public Involvement ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society strongly opposes H.R.

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[ 100 days until Land and Water Conservation Fund expires ]

June 22 marks 100 days until one of the nation’s most important conservation programs, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, expires–unless Congess does the right thing and reauthorizes the fund.

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[ Statement on today’s House natural resources subcommittee hearing ]

Tim Woody

The U.S.

[ Act now: Tell Congress to fund conservation in America! ]

On June 16 and 18, House and Senate committees are set to consider appropriations bills to fund the Interior Department for the coming year.

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[ New data shows improved watershed health in Pacific Northwest forests ]

Emily Linroth

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released reports summarizing 20 years of monitoring data in Pacific Northwest forests and presented the results at a meeting in Vancouver, Wash., yesterday.

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[ House Funding Bill Delivers a Mixed Bag for Conservation: Stronger than previous years but still undercuts conservation and climate needs ]

Michael Reinemer

The draft House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill released today is a clear improvement from previous years, but it still misses the mark on several key conservation, climate, and public lands needs and is laden with numerous policy provisions or “riders” that have no plac

[ Fact sheet: The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 ]

Jun 9, 2015

The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 1407/H.R. 2663) was introduced in the 114th Congress with strong bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate.

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[ Could a bi-partisan clean energy bill pass this Congress? ]

The legislation was just heard in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee along with a host of other bills being considered for inclusion i

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[ National Get Outdoors Day! Turn the TV off and enjoy our public lands ]

This year’s edition of GO Day, which is a joint project undertaken by federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the outdoor recreation industry, focuses on encouraging underserved communities and first-time visitors to enjoy public lands, as well as reconnecting children with the outdo

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