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Heads Up Idaho

In 2018, then Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary, Ryan Zinke, issued Secretarial Order (SO) 3362 which, among other things, called for states to begin the process of identifying wildlife migration corridors “on federal lands” and “harmonize State fish and game management and Federal land management of big-game winter range and corridors.” Several states such as […]

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Zinke’s Legacy At Interior: Reorganization And Streamlining Department, Agencies

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prepares to exit at the end of the year, and candidates for his replacement are in the mix to be announced before the Christmas holiday, Western Wire takes a look at some of the key policies he advanced that will likely continue under the next head of […]

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Labrador—not Otter—for Secretary of the Interior

Dear President Trump Who will Replace Zinke? There has been a lot of debate lately since Secretary of Interior Zinke’s pending resignation and who might replace him. We would like to add our two cents on the two potential candidates from Idaho, Governor Butch Otter and Congressman Raul Labrador. When you look back at the […]

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Green group suing Trump Admin begs for donations in federal BLM facility

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — …parasitic arrangements like that between Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Partners and BLM, where public dollars are used to fund extreme special interests’ agendas, remain a threat to Americans in states where lands and resources fall under federal control. The Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, a parasitic green group sustained in […]

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Sec. Zinke’s hypocrisy could not be more Unbelievable!

The level of hypocrisy coming from Sec. Zinke could not be more unbelievable. In a recent interview on Breitbart, he blasted “…environmental terrorist groups that have not allowed public access…” to public land, not allowed timber harvesting or grazing, then claimed that “…public lands belong to everybody, not just the special interest groups.” Have these […]

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Sec. Zinke Wants To Reorganize The DOI

In addition to reinstating large conservation cooperatives (LCC) after revoking them through his Secretarial Order 3349, Sec. Zinke now has grand plans to reorganize the Department of Interior (DOI) which will further erode state sovereignty. The essence of reorganizing is redrawing “regional” boundaries and moving employees out of D.C. into those regions for closer “collaboration” […]

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Sec. Zinke Partnering With Conservation Initiatives

It is understood that all conservation initiatives and non-governmental organizations (NGO) are attached to Washington D.C., they hobnob together, make their devious plans in partnership, and leave us out. With the exposure of activity behind the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC), Yellowstone 2 Yukon (Y2Y), High Divide (HD), Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), and others […]

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Senate swamp creatures playing politics with public lands management

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The Department of Interior is charged with creating and implementing policies governing America’s public lands, energy and mineral resources, waters, etc. But without expedient confirmation of Trump’s nominees, the department remains moored in the previous administration’s quicksand of big government overreach. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary, Ryan Zinke, sent […]

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Open Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

I truly believe that there is not a human being alive today within any federal agency or on the Planet Earth — regardless of expertise, IQ or experience — who can accurately predict with any certainty whatsoever, the outcome of the devastation of four destroyed dams. Destruction of these dams will be the guaranteed equivalent […]

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Zinke ‘Wildland Fire Directive’ emphasizes fuels reduction

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — This year-to-date, 47,700 wildfires have burned 8 million acres across the country, with the majority of the devastation in the states of California and Montana. High-profile fires in Yosemite and Glacier National Parks have caught national headlines, however millions of acres of forest and grassland have burned in recent […]

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Secretary Zinke Requests Public Comments on all DOI Regulations

It is time for your voice to be heard. This is a huge opportunity for the public to provide feedback on regulations that are destroying the way we live. On March 28, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order rescinding several Obama memorandums and executive orders. Among others, this specifically included; Executive Order 13653 of November 1, […]

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Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West. Trump’s Interior Department Secretary, Montana rancher […]