In order to combat the ongoing lack of accuracy in the debate over the many uses of our public lands The Wilderness Society’s team of legal, economic, and research experts are launching a series of “bites” of truth about Western economies and public lands—the True Grit.
In a disappointing move today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a revised approach to managing wilderness-quality lands in light of the funding limitation placed on Secretarial Order 3310, also known as the Wild Lands Policy.
When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks.
In a letter to Doc Hastings, Chairman of House Committee on Natural Resources and Edward Markey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, The Wilderness Society President William H. Meadows sent words of support for Secretarial Order #330 announced in late December 2010.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, county officials from across the West highlighted their support of Secretarial Order 3310, calling for wild lands protection by the Bureau of Land Management.