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Latest Updates: Federal Government and Large Landscapes

Map of Bears Ears National Monument from BLM.gov
Map of Bears Ears National Monument from BLM.gov

It is getting harder and harder to keep track of all the news involving federal government action on landscape conservation.  The past few weeks have been especially overwhelming with each day (and sometimes each hour!) bringing a new headline or controversy. Oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, new fees at National Park Service units, and potential changes to National Monument designations are just a few of the issues to catch our attention.

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Arctic National Wildlife Drilling

National Park Service Fee Increase

Department of the Interior  Management / Re-organization 

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