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Public Land Grab: Senate Bill Gifts Miners Pass to Pollute

Expert BlogWest, Nevada, Idaho, United StatesJosh Axelrod
Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) and Jim Risch (R-ID) have introduced legislation that makes it easier for mining companies and others to acquire rights to federal land and to be able to use them as dumping grounds and worse. The legislation…

Defense Bill Compromise for Northern Nevada Lands and Tribes

Expert BlogNevadaBobby McEnaney, Katie Hobbs
This year's annual defense bill contained an expansion of the Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada—a compromise that strives to resolve complex land use issues and protect the environment.

FY22 California Budget Invests in Agricultural Resilience

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma

California’s 2022 budget is finalized and it contains significant investments in climate friendly agriculture, soil health, on-farm water efficiency, farmworker housing, wildfire prevention, and so much more.

California Leads the Way on Conservation and Climate

Expert BlogCaliforniaHelen O'Shea

The PUBLIC Lands Act would designate nearly 600,000 acres of new wilderness, more than 583 miles of new wild and scenic rivers and expand an existing national monument by over 100,000 acres. Protecting California’s world-famous natural heritage is the key…

Canadian Trade Group Opposes U.S. Anti-Deforestation Bills

Expert BlogCanada, New York, CaliforniaAnthony Swift
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) claims that applying proposed anti-deforestation legislation in California and New York to the boreal forest would threaten its business model.

Don’t Bomb the Bighorn

Expert BlogNevadaHelen O'Shea
Nevadans won’t stand by as the future of their public lands is hijacked by out-of-state interests.

California Seeks to Reduce Inequity in Access to Nature

Expert BlogCaliforniaDrevet Hunt, Damon Nagami
Natural spaces like rivers, beaches, wetlands, and forests are critical to human health and well-being. California's legislature is poised to take action to ensure access to nature for all its citizens by enacting AB3030.

The Tree Whisperer

DispatchCaliforniaElizabeth Svoboda
A Berkeley scientist is studying how climate change is affecting California’s giant sequoias, long considered dependable forest stalwarts.