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Will MAPLand legislation improve access to public lands?

Easement locations in particular could change the way we plan outdoor activities.

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Who funds public land privatization campaigns in western states?

Money Trails aims to shine a light on groups lobbying to privatize public lands in the west.

Read: State Research Focused on Colorado, Other Western States, Released Highlights Influence on Public Lands – Money Trails

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Outdoorist opposition nudges BLM’s Slickrock auction

Vigilance pays off once, but how often are we losing less famous public lands to oil and gas leasing?

Read: BLM Plans to Auction Off Land That Includes Moab’s Iconic Slickrock Trail — Outdoor Alliance

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Are mine reclamation laws envforceable?

A Washington mine owner argues that a mine can be left idle forever.

Read: The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work. (The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work.) — High Country News – Know the West

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Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises

“Go well, do well, my children. Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.”

Read: Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises — High Country News – Know the West

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Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist

What does it mean to have a lobbyist in control of our public lands?

Read: Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist – Mother Jones

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Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

Nevada has a history of horse-trading land to balance conservation and development. How will the prized desert around Las Vegas be divided?

Source: Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

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Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

Photo credit: Leslie Kehmeier, via BLM Flickr

Has William Perry Pendley tried to sell your favorite public lands?

Read: Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

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The North American Model, Explained

Too often we take for granted what Roosevelt and generations of conservation-minded leaders have left us: a system of public lands that is unparalleled in all the world; the best-managed fish and wildlife populations of any nation; and the ability for all Americans to hunt and fish, regardless of class or economic status.

Read: The North American Model, Explained | Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

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When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety)

Why would a community experiencing many wildlife collisions reject wildlife crossing projects? The voters of Island Sky, Idaho will tell you.

Read: When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety) — High Country News – Know the West