Earlier this year USDA Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Bonnie, announced a federal investment of over $40 million for restoration of forests to reduce wildfire threats, improve wildlife habitat and support local communities according to USDA reporter, Kaveh Sadeghzadeh.
Article by Jon Fossel, Owner of Elk Meadows Ranch in Big Sky, Montana.
Our 2015 hunting season had several wonderful highlights and a couple of disappointments.
Jon’s 14 year old granddaughter, Megan, came in June for her very first big game hunt. She shot a spectacular 250 lb. cinnamon colored black bear on the first day of her hunt. She was a bit nervous but made a perfect 100 yard downhill shot.
Congressional leaders have announced a broad, year-end deal that will make permanent the enhanced incentive for donations of conservation easements! Additionally, the deal includes a brief but welcome reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund — setting the stage for important legislative action next year.
Read the full article at the Land Trust Alliance.
This year, October 27th marked the 157th birthday of former president and conservationist Theodore Roosevelt, a beloved national figure and pioneer in the world of land conservation, whose legacy has lasted long after his death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently published an article celebrating his achievements as a conservationist.