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John Stewart

Wilderness Proposals Should Come from States

Wilderness Designations Require Congressional Approval in Addition to Local Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following comment in response to the Interior Department’s recommendation that 18 backcountry areas in nine states be designated as either wilderness or national conservation areas:

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Hearing on Forest Service Regulations Scheduled

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, November 15th the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands will hold an oversight hearing on “Forest Service Regulatory Roadblocks to Productive Land Use and Recreation: Proposed Planning Rule, Special-use Permits, and Travel Management.”

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Interior Releases Updated Roadmap for Solar Energy Development

Supplement to Draft Solar PEIS offers solid foundation for landscape-level planning in six western states

WASHINGTON (Oct 27, 2011) – As part of President Obama’s commitment to developing  our domestic energy portfolio, including our clean energy resources, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today made public a supplement to the federal plan to facilitate responsible utility-scale solar development on public lands in six western states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

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BLM Issues Fireworks Restrictions in Colorado

Under current regulations found in 43 CFR 8365.2-5 (a), no person shall discharge or use fireworks at a developed recreation site. Seasonal fire prevention orders issued under the authority of 43 CFR 9212.2 (a) are commonly used at the local level to reduce the chance of human-caused fires during peak fire season.

Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice

 

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Multiple Species Listing Not Warranted

***********************************Listing of Amargosa Mojave Fringe-toed Lizard Not WarrantedThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Amargosa River population of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard (Uma scoparia) located in San Bernardino County, California, as an endangered or threatened distinct population segment (DPS), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).Read more at: http://www.muirnet.net/fish-and-wildlife-service/listing-of-amargosa-mojave-fringe-toed-lizard-not-warranted***********************************Gray Delisting Proposed in Wyoming
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), is proposing to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Wyoming from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This rule focuses on the Wyoming portion of the Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), except where discussion of the larger Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) or NRM metapopulation (a population that exists as partially isolated sets of subpopulations) is necessary to understand impacts to wolves in Wyoming.Read more at: http://www.muirnet.net/fish-and-wildlife-service/gray-delisting-proposed-in-wyoming***********************************Listing of Northern Leopard Frog Not Warranted
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).Read more at: http://www.muirnet.net/fish-and-wildlife-service/listing-of-northern-leopard-frog-not-warranted***********************************Listing of California Golden Trout Not WarrantedThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the California golden trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).Read more at: http://www.muirnet.net/fish-and-wildlife-service/listing-of-california-golden-trout-not-warranted

***********************************Listing of Mojave Ground Squirrel Not WarrantedThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

Read more at: http://www.muirnet.net/fish-and-wildlife-service/listing-of-mojave-ground-squirrel-not-warranted

 

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