Report Problems Observed in the Backcountry
Here's a form that can be used by backpackers, hikers, packers, and canoers or
anyone using federal or state land. This form is to be used as a way of quickly
the health of the backcountry and the personal feelings of the participant.
The federal and state agencies want to know about these problems and need your
help in assessing the health of the backcountry.
Bush Administration Proposes Weakened Grazing
In December 2003 the Bush administration unveiled a proposal to alter the rules that now govern livestock grazing on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands. The proposed changes, published in the Federal Register on Dec. 8, would overturn efforts over the past decade to improve rangeland conditions and reduce the impacts of grazing on watersheds, wildlife, and cultural treasures.
Influencing the Agencies: Participation in NEPA Reviews
Livestock grazing management on publicly-owned federal lands is periodically opened up to public review, public scrutiny, and public participation during a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. During a NEPA review, a federal agency proposes a management activity for federal land. Then, at various stages, it invites public comment on the proposal and alternative proposals. Find out what you can do.