Every year millions of Americans spend time outdoors. When people visit public lands for camping, hunting, bird watching and other recreation activities, they frequently spend money in local communities on lodging, meals, gear, licenses, and other necessary expenditures.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently issued Secretarial Order #3310, which directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to identify and consider protecting lands harboring wilderness characteristics within the hundreds of millions of acres of public lands that it manages by designating
Every January, The Wilderness Society's BLM Action Center takes a long look at the BLM's expected planning and policy activities for the year ahead. The result is our annual Wish List, which lays out our top priorities for agency completion in the upcoming year. If you're interested in which wishes came true, check out our annual CAPE Awards!
Although industry often claims that states are doing a sufficient job regulating the disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, this survey of state regulations shows that only one state has full public disclosure and three other states have mediocre policies.
A brief of a whitepaper written by federal lands consultant Pamela Baldwin commissioned by The Wilderness Society and Taxpayers for Common Sense to investigate what public land laws and regulations say about “fair market value” in the context of other federal resource programs and current federal wind and solar programs on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.