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The Roundup for February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 — Happy birthday! This past week, the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky (originally named the Cumberland) celebrates 80 years and the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming celebrates 120 years. Here’s to many more! AmericansMore

The Roundup for February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 — Take Note… Congress is in recess for the President’s day holiday. Most representatives will be hosting town hall meetings during this time. We urge you to attend these meetings. Bring one question on a topicMore

Grizzly Reintroduction Considered for North Cascades

February 16, 2017 — Federal wildlife officials have launched a series of public forums to discuss a proposal to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state and British Columbia. Plans call for reestablishing aMore

The Roundup for February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 — Some news websites create pop-up adds or surveys before allowing a user to view content. We have sourced the content below using a free ad blocking extension that prevents these pop-ups when enabled. IfMore

Planning Like It’s 1983

February 8, 2017 — In a move widely viewed as a nod toward proponents of local control of public lands, the House of Representatives yesterday voted to scrap a new rule governing planning conducted by the Bureau ofMore

The Roundup for February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 — The Roundup is a regular compilation of Forest Service and public land issues in the news. Click the links below to read the full story. Stay informed. Stay engaged. Stay Vocal. GOP Lawmaker Withdraws BillMore

GOP Lawmaker Withdraws Bill to Transfer Federal Land

February 2, 2017 — Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz announced last night that he will withdraw a bill that called for transferring more than 3 million acres of federal land to state ownership. The Republican’s abrupt move came afterMore

Where We Go From Here

January 20, 2017 — Today marks the beginning of a new era for our public lands. There are many questions yet to be answered: Who will become the chief of the Forest Service? What strategies will the newMore

Former Georgia Governor Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary

January 19, 2017 — Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia governor who famously led a prayer vigil for rain outside the state Capitol during a drought, is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Agriculture, which overseesMore