Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Hunting

Forest Service, BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service Planning Process Underway

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Forest Service Planning Process

The Forest Service has a number of forest plans that are undergoing revision. A forest plan directs how the natural resources will be managed for a specific national forest. Included in that plan is the mix of recreational uses that will be permitted. The Forest Service planning regulations do not dictate to the Forest Supervisor what kinds of uses must be permitted. Those decisions are developed during the public scoping process prior to plan development or revision and are finalized through the public comment process on the draft plan. It is therefore critical that hunters and recreational shooters participate in that process if it is underway for a forest that they recreate in. To stay current with the forests that are undergoing plan revisions (and hence the opportunity to participate in shaping management decisions), the Forest Service has posted a schedule on its website. The site is: www.fs.fed.us/emc/nfma. Click on "Current Land and Resource Management Plan Schedule." Adobe Acrobat reader is needed to read the information and can be downloaded free at www.adobe.com. NRA encourages its members to participate in land use planning forums to ensure that federal lands such as national forests remain accessible to hunters and shooters.

Bureau of Land Management Planning Process

The Bureau of Land Management is also developing management plans for many of the public lands in the western states. The Bureau`s website address is www.blm.gov. Click on `Planning: Public Meetings` for the location of the planning sites. Public participation is important, as it is with forest lands, in shaping what the mix of recreational uses will be. This is the opportunity to ensure that public lands remain open or are opened to hunting and recreational shooting.

Fish and Wildlife Service Planning Process

The Fish and Wildlife Service is mandated by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act to develop "comprehensive conservation plans" for wildlife refuges. The Act defines hunting and fishing as `priority public uses` of the Refuge System. Over half of the 535 refuges provide for hunting and fishing. Sportsmen need to be actively involved in the refuge planning process in order to protect or expand hunting and fishing opportunities. The Service`s website is http://www.fws.gov/. Unfortunately, there is no listing of refuges undergoing the planning process. You will have to search using the name of the refuge you have an interest in. The Service has prepared a chart listing the refuges undergoing the planning process which is attached.

TRENDING NOW
First, Carry No Gun: Police Chief Gets Inhospitable Reception at Texas Medical Clinic

News  

Friday, August 18, 2017

First, Carry No Gun: Police Chief Gets Inhospitable Reception at Texas Medical Clinic

We recently reported on claims that “gun safety advocates” in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have given a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran an untenable choice: custody of his grandson or his constitutional ...

Justice Department Terminates and Repudiates Operation Chokepoint

News  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Justice Department Terminates and Repudiates Operation Chokepoint

Current Justice Department leadership and Boyd should be commended for their forceful statement on this matter. This unequivocal repudiation of Operation Chokepoint should make a return to such political persecution unpalatable for all but the ...

Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Champion Gun Control, Shut Down Debate

News  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Champion Gun Control, Shut Down Debate

Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to moderate their message in order to once again compete as a national political party, some high-profile Democrats are urging the party to lurch further left ...

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 719A.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A will create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement ...

California: Ruling in NRA/CRPA Lawsuit Reigns in DOJ’s Misuse of DROS Fees

Friday, August 18, 2017

California: Ruling in NRA/CRPA Lawsuit Reigns in DOJ’s Misuse of DROS Fees

A California state court issued an important ruling in the NRA and CRPA supported case of Gentry v. Becerra, holding DOJ accountable for its historical mismanagement and misuse of DROS (dealer record of sale) account funds.

American Bar Association Continues to Attack Gun Owners, Due Process

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, August 18, 2017

American Bar Association Continues to Attack Gun Owners, Due Process

The 2016 compilation of legislative policies of the ABA includes a raft of gun control proposals. In it, the ABA advocates for outmoded gun control measures, such as limits on the sale and possession of ...

Washington: Department of Labor & Industries Targeting Shooting Ranges

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Washington: Department of Labor & Industries Targeting Shooting Ranges

At the request of Public Health, Seattle & King County, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries has released a “first draft” of a new statewide regulatory scheme targeting lead and lead exposure in the workplace. ...

Arizona Supreme Court Rebuffs Tucson’s Illegal Destruction of Firearms

News  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Arizona Supreme Court Rebuffs Tucson’s Illegal Destruction of Firearms

On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that the state was within its authority to prohibit cities and counties from routinely destroying firearms obtained through forfeiture or as unclaimed property. State law holds that ...

Trump Administration Ends Another Obama-era Anti-Gun Policy

News  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Trump Administration Ends Another Obama-era Anti-Gun Policy

Justice Department to End ‘Operation Choke Point’

Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

News  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

Award-winning journalist John Stossel published a report this week that provides a timely reminder that – nearly a decade after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller – law abiding gun ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.