Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
BLM gets C+ from Wilderness Society on NLCS mgt.
An overall grade of "C-plus" for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), according to a new report card released today by The Wilderness Society. The report tracks how the BLM is doing in keeping National Landscape Conservation System holdings healthy and accessible to the public. Those lands include the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwest Idaho. Mack adds National Conservation Lands are also growing in popularity, drawing up to a third of total visitors to all BLM lands. He also notes these lands are volunteer magnets, accounting for 40 percent of volunteerism even though they only make up 10 percent of BLM holdings. For the "needs improvement" categories: protection for wild and primitive areas, complete inventories of cultural resources, and funding for projects and staff...more
Yeah, but before they were designated as NLCS they got 60 percent of volunteers.