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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 2:00 pm 
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There is the possibility of some public land protection legislation being attached to a last minute federal year-end bill. If you're interested please read and use the easy link to send a message to your senators and representative. Permanent LWCF funding would be huge for maintenance of recreation infrastructure in the northwest.

New public lands protection within reach


Some of the things that are in the conversation right now include:
  • Permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
  • Recreation Not Red-Tape Act
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area
  • Wild Olympics
  • Oregon Wildlands
  • Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act
  • Emery County Public Lands Initiative.


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PostWed Dec 12, 2018 7:24 pm 
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There is a lot on the line over the next few weeks.  That's for sure.
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PostThu Dec 13, 2018 4:44 am 
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Messages sent.  Thank you for bringing this to our attention, puzzlr.
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PostThu Dec 20, 2018 12:36 pm 
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The Outdoor Alliance sent this report on the failed effort to get this legislation passed. They will be trying again in January.

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Thanks so much for writing your elected officials about the end of year public lands package. The package came to the Senate floor last night, where many elected officials spoke passionately in support, including Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Gardner, Sen. Daines, and Sen. Cantwell. If you live in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, or Washington, these folks deserve a lot of thanks.

In the end, the package didn't pass, because Utah Senator Mike Lee stood up and refused to allow a vote unless the Senate was willing to add a provision barring the use of the Antiquities Act (what creates National Monuments) in Utah.


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PostThu Dec 20, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Were all these proposals enjoined into a single bill?
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PostThu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 pm 
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I have no idea. I tried searching but like most news, the published reports only go skin deep. I think you have to be on the inside to know what's really going on. I'm not personally involved other than sending messages to my representatives.

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