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Interior Lays Out Mitigation Strategy

2014-04-10 / Tom Flynn

Today, the Secretary of the Interior released a report on the Department’s mitigation ...

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Hearing on Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands

2013-05-07 / Tom Flynn

This morning, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing titled “Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands.” This Subcommittee is an important part of the House Natural Resources Committee, is chaired by Congressman Rob Bisho...

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Outdoor Alliance Testifies Before Congress

2013-04-18 / Tom Flynn

Every year, Congress works on laws that fund the operations of the federal government, including agencies like the Forest Service and the National Park Service. As we have before, Outdoor Alliance was invited to testify before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations S...

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Outdoor Alliance Supports 4 Bills in House and Senate

2013-03-28 / Tom Flynn

Yesterday, Outdoor Alliance submitted letters supporting four promising pieces of legislation in the House and Senate. We thanked the sponsors and co-sponsors for their work on three subjects we have long supported: the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Federal Lands Transa...

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BLM Looks for Recreation Input for Western Oregon

2013-01-14 / Tom Flynn

The Bureau of Land Management is developing a 20 year plan for about 2.5 million acres in Western Oregon. They want input from climbers, hikers, paddlers, mountain bikers and backcountry skiers, so this is a great opportunity to help them out and make our voices heard.

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America's Great Outdoors Progress Report Released

2012-12-05 / Tom Flynn

Yesterday, the Obama Administration released a progress report to the ongoing America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. The report details on-the-ground results from the initia...

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BLM Finalizes Improved Oil Shale and Tar Sands Plan

2012-11-16 / Tom Flynn

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released the final version of their oil shale and tar sands development plan, making substantial improvements to the 2008 plan.

As we reported in May, the BLM is revising their plan ...

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Outdoor Alliance Weighs in on BLM Oil Shale and Tar Sands Plan

2012-05-07 / Tom Flynn

Some of our nation’s best recreation areas are in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado – often right on top of areas with the potential for extractive energy development. Last week, Outdoor Alliance commented on the BLM’s new, far-reaching oil shale and tar sands develop...

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Outdoor Alliance Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommitte

2012-04-02 / Tom Flynn

Every year, Congress works on laws that fund the operations of the federal government, including federal agencies like the Forest Service and the National Park Service. Last week, Outdoor Alliance submitted testimony to the House of Representatives to help make sure all the fede...

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Outdoor Alliance comments on the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act

2011-07-26 / Tom Flynn

In a letter to the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, Outdoor Alliance expressed concerns with H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act and the impact it would have on the future of backcountry landscapes highly valued for the recreational ...

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Outdoor Alliance Submits Testimony to House Committee on Appropriations

2011-04-14 / Tom Flynn

In April, Access Fund Executive Director Brady Robinson offered testimony to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. He stressed the importance of adequate funding for the Department of Interior and the Department of Agriculture, which is necessary to provide quality recreati...

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Outdoor Alliance provides testimony on funding needs for agencies managing public lands

2009-04-28 / Greg Miller

Today Gregory Miller, President of the American Hiking Society and Vice Chairman of the Outdoor Alliance delivered testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies with budget recommendations for the Forest Servi...

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Outdoor Alliance Submits Testimony on Opportunities to Invest in Public Lands and Waters

2008-12-12 / Mark Singleton

Earlier today Outdoor Alliance submitted testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This week the committee held a hearing Regarding Investements in Clean Energy and Natural Resources Projects and Programs to Create Green Jobs and Stimulate the Economy (SD-366).

In our...

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House Passes National Landscape Conservation System Act

2008-04-09 / Adam Cramer

On April 9th, the National Landscape Conservation Act was approved by the House of Representatives on a vote of 270-140. The legislation will provide permanent protection for the National Landscape Conservation's collection of wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, and archaeological treas...

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House Committee passed National Landscape Conservation System Act

2008-03-13 / Mark Singleton

On March 12, 2008, the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 2016, the National Landscape Conservation System Act, with support from congressmen from both sides of the aisle and hearty support from the Bush Administration. Legislative permanence for the Conservation System has been on Outdo...

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Outdoor Alliances Testifies on Federal Appropriations Priorities

2008-03-13 / Marty Bartels

Today American Canoe Association's Executive Director Marty Bartels testified on behalf of the Outdoor Alliance before the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies as part of Public Witness Day. The FY2009 Budget Recommendations of the Outdoor A...

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