These public lands encompass a wealth of hunting and fishing opportunities, support robust game populations and sustain coldwater fisheries.
The Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources met this afternoon to consider the bill, introduced by Oregon Sen. Arnie Roblan.
BHA strongly criticized the proposal and called on members of Congress to undertake swift, decisive action in support of their constituents.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ members are encouraged to attend Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ 6th annual North American Rendezvous, April 7 – 9.
America’s national wildlife refuges provide sportsmen with opportunity and access to public lands for hunting and fishing.
Approximately 100,000 acres of Oregon public lands backcountry will be permanently conserved if legislation introduced today in Congress becomes law, announced Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Following today’s vote to withdraw Planning 2.0, updated Bureau of Land Management planning policies, BHA offered the following response:
Sportsmen, public landowners in Idaho are uniting in support of public lands, joining together to rally at the Idaho Capitol this Saturday.
Approximately 100,000 acres of Oregon public lands backcountry will be conserved if legislation introduced in Congress becomes law, announced BHA.
Ryan Zinke’s signing late yesterday of a secretarial order expanding public access and hunting and fishing opportunities on U.S. public lands.
Heather Kelly and J.R. Young joined the national board of directors of BHA, bringing passion and expertise in nutrition, adventure and locavore values.
Introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet, the bill would limit development on 172,000 acres of public lands and waters located just west of Carbondale.
BHA today condemned the decision to withdraw the Clean Water Rule improve the nation’s supply of drinking water, restore clarity to the Clean Water Act.
The nature of the suit – and its cost, estimated at $14 million – was roundly criticized by sportsmen groups, including Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
The Minnesota BHA was recently recognized as BHA’s Chapter of the Month for their efforts to protect northern Minnesota’s BWCAW watershed from mines.
The 6th annual BHA North American Rendezvous – set to take place in Missoula, Montana, April 7-9 – is only six weeks away … and we couldn’t be more excited!
Following today’s introduction of a bipartisan resolution affirming the value of America’s public lands, BHA President, CEO Land Tawney offered a response:
The Colorado chapter of BHA appointed Don Holmstrom as their first Habitat Watch Volunteer (HWV) Program Coordinator during January.
The bill would eliminate law enforcement officers on America’s national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands would leave millions of acres vulnerable.
On Jan. 24, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act (H.R. 622) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced last night his decision to abandon H.R. 621, legislation that would have mandated the sale of more than 3 million acres of public lands
Introduced by Patrick Meehan, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, the bill mirrors legislation from the 114th Congress that was widely supported.
As members of the Senate meet this afternoon to hold a hearing on Rep. Ryan Zinke, BHA President and CEO Land Tawney issued the following statement:
Following 35 years of legal, political battles over leases issued during the Reagan administration, a rugged 130,000 acres is nestled in Montana.
The winter issue of Backcountry Journal is arriving in BHA members’ mailboxes now. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside.