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February 24, 2011

Obama Announces Move to Strengthen National Conservation Efforts

By Chad Love

President Obama last week announced his "America's Great Outdoors Report," which seeks to strengthen the nation's conservation efforts.

From this story in the Baltimore Sun:
The America's Great Outdoors report, introduced by President Barack Obama last week, is a bold promise to strengthen Americans' connection to their greatest treasure: their waterways, forests, fields and urban parks. The plan would better target conservation dollars; coordinate federal, state and local programs; and fully fund the nation's primary source for conservation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, with $900 million from gas and oil drilling royalties. It would use that fund not just for the conservation of grand natural features such as Yellowstone National Park, but for the development of new urban green spaces, the conservation of working ranches, farms and forests; the expansion of public access to the nation's rivers and new watertrails called blueways; and the restoration of major ecological systems.

"...The report recommends that conservation dollars be targeted to support major ecosystems. It notes that federal projects are under way to restore and conserve large-scale aquatic ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay, the Everglades , the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, the California Bay-Delta, the Mississippi River Basin and Washington's Puget Sound."

More detailed information about the report can be found here: http://americasgreatoutdoors.gov/

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from jloutdoors wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Wow, I cannot believe he is saying this when last week he cut funding for native species protection in the Great Lakes. It just doesnt make sense

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from rock rat wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Fish and Wildlife actually enjoys increased spending under Obama's budget, one of the few agencies to do so.

Now let's hope it makes it past the Republican's slash and burn.

http://us.vocuspr.com/Newsroom/Query.aspx?SiteName=FWS&Entity=PRAsset&SF...

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from jbird wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Just watch, the Repubs that oppose this, and make no mistake, there will be many, will all have an A+ rating from the NRA.

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from bberg7794 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Our president asked congress to provide $2 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help purchase and protect 39,000 acres of timberland in Idaho for a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation sponsored project. I hope it is appropriated because it is a great project in the works.

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from labrador12 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

What part of being 14 trillion dollars in debt don't you understand? He just decided to not enforce DOMA. Madam, we have decided what you are, now we are just haggling over the price. Obama is the most urban, anti-rural President the nation has ever had. He's just trying to buy you off. You bitter clingers had better figure out just what we are going to do to keep the economy going. Five dollar gas is going to keep unemployment growing. Don't make me laugh, our hunting and fishing traditions are not on this guys radar.

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from Bob81 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

labrador12,
I understood very little of your post, but I would love to know how Obama is causing $5.00/gallon gas prices.

I would also be curious to know why you think we outdoorspeople were better off under Bush than Obama.

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from MLH wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

He can prove it by starting with his own dammed state's Asian carp issues.

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from Game Protector wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

As sportsmen (whether democrat, republican, or independent) we all want clean waterways and parks, ecosystems rich in diversity of native flora and fauna, and a land full of game.

The "American Great Outdoors Report" has a nice ring to it, but at this point and time we can not afford it. Our national debt and government spending is to important of an national issue right now.

Bob81: As an outdoorperson, I am thankful for Obama extending the Bush tax cuts.

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from Paul Wilke wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Plain and simple, this is GOOD for this country, outdoorsmen , hunters, fishermen, campers, conservationists, wildlife, forestry, and just generally the whole damned country.
Whats not to like?

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from idahooutdoors wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Everytime I've seen the Government "Strengthen National Conservation Efforts" it doesn't seem to help connect people with the outdoors, instead it usually means locked gates, obliterated roads, use restrictions, and a keep off the grass sign......to connect with nature you have to be part of nature and interact with it, not just a casual observer...

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from rock rat wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Fish and Wildlife actually enjoys increased spending under Obama's budget, one of the few agencies to do so.

Now let's hope it makes it past the Republican's slash and burn.

http://us.vocuspr.com/Newsroom/Query.aspx?SiteName=FWS&Entity=PRAsset&SF...

+6 Good Comment? | | Report
from bberg7794 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Our president asked congress to provide $2 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help purchase and protect 39,000 acres of timberland in Idaho for a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation sponsored project. I hope it is appropriated because it is a great project in the works.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bob81 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

labrador12,
I understood very little of your post, but I would love to know how Obama is causing $5.00/gallon gas prices.

I would also be curious to know why you think we outdoorspeople were better off under Bush than Obama.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from jbird wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Just watch, the Repubs that oppose this, and make no mistake, there will be many, will all have an A+ rating from the NRA.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from Paul Wilke wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Plain and simple, this is GOOD for this country, outdoorsmen , hunters, fishermen, campers, conservationists, wildlife, forestry, and just generally the whole damned country.
Whats not to like?

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from jloutdoors wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Wow, I cannot believe he is saying this when last week he cut funding for native species protection in the Great Lakes. It just doesnt make sense

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from MLH wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

He can prove it by starting with his own dammed state's Asian carp issues.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from labrador12 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

What part of being 14 trillion dollars in debt don't you understand? He just decided to not enforce DOMA. Madam, we have decided what you are, now we are just haggling over the price. Obama is the most urban, anti-rural President the nation has ever had. He's just trying to buy you off. You bitter clingers had better figure out just what we are going to do to keep the economy going. Five dollar gas is going to keep unemployment growing. Don't make me laugh, our hunting and fishing traditions are not on this guys radar.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Game Protector wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

As sportsmen (whether democrat, republican, or independent) we all want clean waterways and parks, ecosystems rich in diversity of native flora and fauna, and a land full of game.

The "American Great Outdoors Report" has a nice ring to it, but at this point and time we can not afford it. Our national debt and government spending is to important of an national issue right now.

Bob81: As an outdoorperson, I am thankful for Obama extending the Bush tax cuts.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from idahooutdoors wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

Everytime I've seen the Government "Strengthen National Conservation Efforts" it doesn't seem to help connect people with the outdoors, instead it usually means locked gates, obliterated roads, use restrictions, and a keep off the grass sign......to connect with nature you have to be part of nature and interact with it, not just a casual observer...

-1 Good Comment? | | Report

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