2012

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NPS ranger with kids

Calling all citizen scientists

Posted: April 2, 2012
You summer hike could help scientists connect some dots.
MTR

Recent federal court decision strips EPA of its veto power on 404...

Posted: March 28, 2012
A recent federal court ruling turns upside down Mark Squillace's understanding of Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.
Energy, Water, Wildlife
Forest

Highlights (and lowlights) of the new Forest Service Planning Rule

Posted: March 27, 2012
Mark Squillace comments on the Final Planning Rule. While he finds important changes regarding the protection of water quality, the restoration of...
Mallard

Who let the cats out? Brigham court chases its tail to avoid “absurd...

Posted: March 24, 2012
Andrew Ogden writes about how one of this country's oldest conservation laws is being wrongly-interpreted by one federal court, putting...
Grizzly family in YNP

Rethinking recreation in grizzly country

Posted: March 20, 2012
The stage is being set for more conflicts, and possibly more fatalities, as several factors converge within grizzly-inhabited ecosystems.
Southwestern Willow Flycatcher nest

Wildlife on working lands gets a leg up

Posted: March 11, 2012
Rural landowners in the West, and in several states back East, just got a big incentive to protect seven vulnerable species on their property....
Oil pumps

Talking oil and gas on public lands, and the role of small business

Posted: March 7, 2012
NRLC director, Mark Squillace, testifies before a Congressional subcommittee on opportunities for small businesses to participate in federal oil and...
Half Dome cables

Crowd control and wilderness redux at Half Dome

Posted: March 1, 2012
In the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment, the NPS also considers the effects of high use on visitor experience and on “...
Grand Canyon

Risks remain from uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

Posted: February 20, 2012
Despite the recent withdrawal of public lands near the Grand Canyon from uranium development, risks from current mining operations remain.
rafting colorado

Oppose CO Senate Bill 17

Posted: February 9, 2012
Water
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