"Legislation would open 109 million acres of Wilderness to development and motorized recreation. The Wilderness Society today is closely monitoring the House Committee on Natural Resources mark-up of over a dozen bills. Of those bills, The Wilderness Society has taken a position on five, ranging from protecting critical wildlife habitat in the Cibola National Forest to opening up America’s Wilderness Areas to motorized use." ~The Wilderness Society
The five bills that the Wilderness Society are taking a position on are:
Three that the Society opposes:
1) The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R. 4089, Miller-FL)
2) The Recreational Shooting Protection Act” (H.R. 3440, Flake)
3) The Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act (H.R. 3452, Bishop, UT)
Two that the Society supports:
4) H.R. 491 (Heinrich) - modifying the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico
5) H.R. 2050 (Simpson) - authorizing the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Read the full article at the Wilderness Societies website.
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