LAST WEEK AT THE BLM, JUNE 30-July 4, 2014
(BLM Tumblr) BLM hosted the 2014 Seed Conference to celebrate 20 years of public-private partnerships for native plant conservation; BLM last week held a competitive auction for renewable energy on public lands in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Clark County, Nevada; and more. http://ow.ly/yStO0
RELATED: Exciting News...It's a My Public Lands Magazine! (BLM Tumblr)
We're excited to announce the release of the My Public Lands magazine, filled with little-known stories about the BLM-managed public lands that we all love.
RELATED: Download your free electronic copy of the My Public Lands Magazine (BLM Website): http://ow.ly/z0KwH
VIDEO- This Week at Interior: June 27, 2014
BLM hosts a competitive auction for renewable energy on public lands in Nevada's Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone; a new report outlines a cooperative effort to restore the bison to its ecological and cultural role; the 2014-2015 Duck Stamp goes on sale; youth workers and volunteers take part in a Youth Summit at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park; and Yosemite turns 150. http://youtu.be/tXpk-yQbNQQ
Feds Distribute Millions in Parks and Rec Grants to All 50 States
(Government Executive.Com, 07/08/14) All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and overseas territories are set to receive a piece of a $43.38 million funding pie from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund targeted for local park and outdoor recreation projects.
Sally Jewell: Obama's Pro-Fracking Climate Czar
When asked if her values as an outdoorswoman and conservationist conflict with her fossil fuel expertise, Jewell says, "There's no reconciling to be done. "I just think we need to open our eyes and understand that these things have tradeoffs. And we need to apply our ingenuity to a future that we didn't understand in the '70s and '80s, when we were really focused solely on fossil fuels." http://ow.ly/yYccY