Recent Conservation Activities
   

Recent Conservation Activities

Some of our most recent actions include:
  • 04/03/15 – Co-signed letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to allow the administrative process underway at EPA and other agencies concerning the proposed Pebble Mine to continue.
  • 03/25/15 – Co-signed letter with NWF, TRCP, and TU to all U.S. Senators urging them to support Senator Stabenow's amendment and oppose Senator Barrasso's amendment to the FY16 Senate Budget resolution.
  • 03/17-03/18/15 – Paul Lepisto participated with the Sioux Falls Chapter in the 22nd Sioux Empire Water Festival at the University of Sioux Falls, which was attended by over 2500 4th grade students. He discussed SOS and Creek Freaks with the kids.
  • 03/09/15 – Co-signed letter to Jones, Director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, requesting that the deadline be extended at least 60 days for comments on the document "ATF FRAMEWORK FOR DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN PROJECTILES AS 'PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR SPORTING PURPOSES' WITHIN THE MEANING OF 18 U.S.C. 921 (a)(17)(C).
  • 03/06/15 – Co-signed letter to Dolcini, Administrator of the Farm Service Agency, USDA, urging FSA to act quickly to implement the "CRP Working Grasslands" provision of the 2014 Farm Bill n a way that maximizes benefits for conservation and grass-based agriculture.
  • 03/04/15 – Co-signed a group of letters as part of the Choose Clean Water Coalition to Congressional Appropriations subcommittees on Chesapeake Bay funding issues. Letters went to the following subcommittees: House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
  • 02/27/15 – Co-signed letter as part of OAK (Outdoor Alliance for Kids) to Senators Kirk and Reed and Representatives Fitzpatrick and Sarbanes thanking them for their leadership on environmental education through the No Child Left Inside Act of 2015.
  • 02/27/15 – Co-signed letter as part of OAK (Outdoor Alliance for Kids) to President Obama to express gratitude for waiving entrance fees on public lands for fourth graders and their families in his "Every Kid in a Park" initiative.
  • 02/27/15 – Co-signed letter to Senators Enzi and Sanders, Congressmen Price and Van Hollen (Budget Committee Chairs and Ranking Members) urging them to reject calls for additional cuts to programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
  • 02/26/15 – Urged all Senators to cosponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015, a package of bills of interest to shooting, hunting, and angling organizations, in joint letter with America's Wildlife Conservation Partners.
  • 02/25/15 – Sponsored and participated in the Teaming With Wildlife conference and reception. The League is a Steering Committee member of this more than 6,400 member coalition that supports funding for state wildlife agencies.
  • 02/18/15 – Signed on as part of OAK to letter to Senators Kirk and Reed and Representatives Fitzpatrick and Sarbanes to thank them for their leadership on environmental education re the No Child Left Inside Act of 2015. 
  • 01/20/15 – Submitted comments to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulatory and Agency Policy Team – Strategic Planning and Accountability as part of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) on the Conservation Stewardship Program Interim Final Rule.
  • 01/20/15 – Submitted comments, with other organizations, to the Chief of USDA-NRCA on the Interim Final Rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
To read about older activities, please see Past Conservation Activities – 2014 and Before (PDF).
 
 
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