Caring citizens are at the heart of every successful effort to protect wild places.
The most extreme and harmful forestry policy in more than a century could be established by a bill passed in the House of Representatives, and now before the Senate. The bill makes logging in our forests a top priority - ending long-standing management that currently gives equal importance to wildlife, water, and recreation.
In late 2013, New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation to protect the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico as a national monument. The legislation would protect nearly 500,000 acres of public land in Doña Ana County as a national monument with wilderness.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has released his long-awaited legislation on the Oregon and California Lands issues. The bill, while not perfect, strives to balance conservation and timber interests.