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Colorado Gov. Signs Families Afield Bill Into Law

On Friday, May 22, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 226 into law, making Colorado the 38th state to enact legislation implementing the Families Afield program. SB 226 will allow new hunters at least 10 years of age the opportunity to hunt under the watchful eye of an adult mentor prior t...

BLM and Forest Service release sage grouse plans

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released the final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans that will help conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development on portions of public lands in 10 states across the West. ...

Forest Service closes Bill Williams Mountain Road for winter

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Kaibab National Forest is closing the Bill Williams Mountain Road, also known as Forest Road 111, for the winter season beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 24. The steep and winding road, which goes to the top of Bill Williams Mountain just south of the City of Williams, is closed seas...

Southern Nevada Comment Period Extended

BLM Extends Public Comment Period for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Las Vegas – Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Director Amy Lueders announced today that she will extend the current public comment period for the...

Access Remains Top Concern for Many Anglers

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Although fishing remains a popular activity shared by many sportsmen and their families, the sport is not without challenges that limit even broader participation from many who would love to take part in this grand tradition. In exploring what threats to fishing are of the g...

Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closures begin in November

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and registered off-roa...

Most of Oak Creek Canyon to reopen Wednesday

Visitors urged to continue to use caution Sedona, Ariz. – This summer, Coconino National Forest managers, along with the City of Sedona, Sedona Fire District, Coconino and Yavapai Counties and State partners, have worked diligently to assess and mitigate hazards caused by the Slide Fire in Oak Cr...

What does the term mean?

Land use efforts come with many strange terms.  If you are faced with a bureaucratic term and no definition, check my MUIRNet Glossary at the below link......

HR 1459 - Good for recreation

[img]pictures/articles/dsc00642.jpg[/img] Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act - Amends the Antiquities Act of 1906 to subject national monument declarations by the President to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Prohibits: (1) the Preside...

Rattlesnakes

I know I sent out a rattlesnake season reminder to the district while ago, but we are getting a lot of reports of rattlesnake sightings.  So this is another reminder. Folks working out in the Coxey area have seen a number of them and none have rattled.  One was eye level in a live oak tree!  One of ...


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