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Balancing Natural Resource Extraction on Public Lands

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June 7, 2013
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Would you be concerned if some of the nation’s best public lands hunting and angling was jeopardized by irresponsible energy development? Find out what’s at risk in southwestern Montana’s Powder River Basin by tuning in.

• Public lands provide important habitat for fish and wildlife and should be responsibly managed during energy project planning and development.
• Federal agencies’ multiple-use mandate requires that public lands management policies consider all resources – including fish and wildlife.
• Current science and knowledge gained from previous efforts should drive federal policy regarding the management of our public lands, as well as the natural resources and outdoor opportunities they provide.
• Current federal leasing policies allow industry to play a major role in determining where energy projects will occur as well as the pace and intensity of development. As a result, energy development on public lands can occur with inadequate attention paid to natural resources conservation and sportsmen’s values. Resource management agencies also are being asked to do more with less funding.

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Founded in 2002, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is a non-profit organization working to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.

In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt said, “There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” While in the political arena, he succeeded in making conservation a top tier national issue. T.R. had the foresight to address these issues still so significant to sportsmen today, understanding that if we want to ensure critical habitat, special hunting grounds and secret fishing holes will be around for future generations, we must plan carefully today.

In order to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish, we strengthen laws, policies and practices affecting fish and wildlife conservation by leading partnerships that influence decision makers.

In early 2012, the TRCP joined forces with Bass Pro Shops and Steven Rinella of the hit TV show “MeatEater” to produce a video series highlighting conservation issues key to our fish, wildlife and hunting and angling traditions. Each episode of “TRCP’s Conservation Field Notes” follows Rinella to far-flung destinations where he talks about critical conservation issues related to the hunts and regions featured on “MeatEater.”

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