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Public land funding up for a crucial vote

This week the United States Senate will consider the S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which includes provisions to provide full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and also provide $9.5 billion in funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog on public lands.

Meetings on Lower Snake Dams available via teleconference

If you are interested in weighing in on the recently released draft environmental impact statement regarding the Lower Snake and Columbia River dams, you can do so via telephone: –Days: March 18, 19, 25, 26, 31–Times: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT–Toll-free: 844-721-7241–International: 409-207-6955–Access Code: 5998146# You may also provide comments online by April 13. … Read more

Snake River salmon: Let’s give credit where credit is due

Last week Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) turned up the volume on the issue of recovering Snake River salmon and steelhead.   Not that the issue wasn’t front and center for him before. He has been battling to find ways to bring back Idaho’s dwindling salmon and steelhead populations for years.  But now that a long-anticipated Draft Environmental Impact Statement has outlined a “business as usual” approach – indeed, the preferred alternative does … Read more

LWCF funding and dollars for maintenance backlog moves forward

The Great American Outdoors Act would fund LWCF and restoration projects across the country.  On Monday a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help tackle the multi-billion-dollar public lands maintenance backlog. The legislation follows a press conference … Read more

LWCF up for full and permanent funding?

A bill introduced today by a bipartisan group of Senators may end the decades-long effort to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The bill, called the Great American Outdoor Act, is a package of two bills that have already cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. By … Read more