Shauna Stephenson

  • Featured

    Great American Outdoors Act signed in to law

    Gratitude: To advocates who have worked tirelessly to fully and permanently authorize and fund the Land and Water Conservation Act. Thank you. To the agencies and organizations who have spoken up for the need to fund the maintenance backlog on our public lands. Thank you. To the members of Congress - Democrats and Republicans…

  • Conservation Climate Change Featured

    Lower Snake plan: An opportunity, not a solution

    To make a difference on the Lower Snake River, we need action from our decision makers. And fast

    Last week, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration released the final environmental impact statement for future operations of the Columbia River System, including four dams on the Lower Snake River that have been proven to significantly reduce runs of salmon and steelhead into Idaho and far eastern…

  • Conservation

    Smart renewable energy development on public lands is a reality with this bill

    Now is a critical time to remind Congress you support balanced development of renewable energy Take Action: Support PLREDA In past energy booms we didn’t always get it right when it came to public lands.   Fish and wildlife populations suffered, rural communities shouldered the social burden as large companies shipped in large numbers of workers to get the resource out of…

  • Conservation Featured

    New NEPA rule a disappointment for anglers

    "Any actions that limit transparency and public engagement are actions that undermine trust and forsake opportunities to bring stakeholders together. Federal decision making can be a time-consuming process, but quick decisions often lead to bad decisions," says TU's Chris Wood about rollbacks to NEPA 

    The Trump administration announced final rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) today, a bedrock environmental law signed in 1970 to balance environmental risks when permitting major projects such as pipelines and highways. The final rule cuts opportunity for public participation, reduces considerations of climate change when making decisions and significantly curtails the amount…

  • Conservation

    Bringing back jobs and healthy rivers

    Let's get a win for clean water and healthy trout and salmon populations This month in Congress, we have a remarkable opportunity that doesn’t come along very often—a chance to advance a handful of issues that Trout Unlimited has worked on for more than a decade. Passing these priorities would put Americans back to work…