Recent Events Involving Our Public Lands Are Alarming

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Just as the National Park Service marks 2016 as its centennial year and celebrates 100 years of stewardship for American public lands, many of our wild public places are being attacked by a small group of extremists as well as key members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. The outcome of today’s trial will undoubtedly embolden extremist groups. Do you consider yourself a wildlife conservationist? Do you contribute to wildlife conservation organizations?

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Have There Been Any Positive Aspects of the Malheur NWR Occupation?

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What has been the Republican response to this illegal occupation ? Incidents like this one, led by far-right militant, anti-government extremists, should be a concern of all Americans, especially birders, hunters, environmentalists, conservationists, and anyone else concerned with keeping public lands public. Likewise, birders rallied against the occupation in several protests around the state on January 19th, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Portland.

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