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Great ideas have longevity. 111 years ago today, Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, cementing the importance of our public lands heritage for decades to come. Since then, some of the most important fish and wildlife habitat in the country has been set aside for the benefit of [ READ MORE... ]
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Sunset at Boswell Landing 2015. Photo: Paul Hosford/U.S. Forest Service By Jen Ripple As Americans, we consider ourselves a cultured people and rightfully place high value on the arts. The arts allow us to speak a common language regardless of social, economic or racial barriers. Nowhere is this [ READ MORE... ]
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Note: this is part of a series of blogs detailing the Antiquities Act and national monuments that matter to hunters and anglers. Come back and visit in the coming days to learn more about your public lands and how national monuments conserve our hunting and fishing heritage. And while you’re at it [ READ MORE... ]
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Note: this is part of a series of blogs detailing the Antiquities Act and national monuments that matter to hunters and anglers. Come back and visit in the coming days to learn more about your public lands and how national monuments conserve our hunting and fishing heritage. And while you’re at it [ READ MORE... ]
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  Brook Trout and the Ghost of Henry David Thoreau By Jeff Reardon Henry David Thoreau has always had a mixed reputation here in Maine.  Sure, he may have been a giant of American literature and patron saint of the environmental movement, but he got nervous when his Penobscot Indian guide left him [ READ MORE... ]
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  What would Theodore Roosevelt do? He’d protect Browns Canyon. By Corey Fisher The green drake hatch on Penns Creek. Browns slurping midnight Hex on the Pere Marquette. Salmonflies on Montana’s Madison River. The brown drakes of Silver Creek. These are some of America’s most celebrated moments in [ READ MORE... ]
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Note: this is the first in a series of blogs detailing the Antiquities Act and national monuments that matter to hunters and anglers. Come back and visit in the coming days to learn more about your public lands and how national monuments conserve our hunting and fishing heritage. And while you’re [ READ MORE... ]
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Tell Congress why public lands matter. Sign the petition.  During our 30 days of Public Lands campaign last September, we detailed how with public lands TRANSFER = SALE. Although land transfer advocates argue better management, more access and local control, the simple fact is state land agencies [ READ MORE... ]
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The threat of losing our public lands looms large. It grows, passing like wildfire through halls of Congress and state capitols, spreading its invasive rhetoric in our communities. People with soft hands and expensive suits tell us: “It’s just transfer. It’s not like we’re selling them.” It’s not [ READ MORE... ]
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Twenty-four hours. That is how long it took for the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a resolution to make it easier to sell or transfer America’s public lands. The fight for our public lands started on day one of the 115th Congress. On Tuesday, the House of Representative voted on a rules [ READ MORE... ]
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