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To be an Advocate, Be an Advocate

act strategically set priorities Start with a plan of what you are going to do, and priorities, and stay focused on the plan and priorities.  Stay focused on the plan and don’t wander into non-priority, off-topic areas. 2. Successful advocates have lots of patience … with themselves and...

Life with a Jeep - Hood Latch Replacement

A quick internet search yielded a variety of replacement hood latches covering a variety of years. My search did note there were a few hood latches that were year specific. I selected the Voodonala (see Figure 1) because of the style and the material was aluminum alloy with stainless steel hardware...

The Definitive Guide to Jeep Wrangler Wheels

ExtremeTerrain’s Jeep Wheel technical guide provides everything you need to know about Jeep Wrangler wheels in an easily digestible format armed with table of contents (for easy navigating), before and after imagery, specification tables, infographics, pros and cons, and video. There is even a sect...

Support S. 1527, the RTP Funding Transparency Act!

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct an updated study on the total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes collected on an annual basis. The data from this study, a study to be conducted every five years thereafte...

USDA Proposes Bold Moves to Improve Forests Management, Grasslands

(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service (USFS) released proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed updates would not only give the Forest Service the tools and flexibilit...

The History of the Jeep

Willys Quad – The First Jeep Back in 1940 with the WWII looming on the horizon, the U.S. military was in the market for an off-road vehicle that could help the troops traverse all kinds of terrain, including mud, dirt, deserts, and the open countryside. The American Bantam Car Company was the first...

Enjoy public lands and rivers safely this summer

Trails and Rivers When out on a trail, consider the trail’s level of difficulty and the hiker’s physical condition. Hydrate often, take breaks and dress appropriately for local weather and temperature. The public can help the BLM keep public lands beautiful and clean for everyone’s enjoyment by fol...

BLM seeing more occurrences of unauthorized use on public land

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, would like to remind the public of the following information concerning use of public land when authorization(s) are required. “We’ve seen an increase in realty trespass and want to remind the public to check with their local ...

Condors to be Reintroduced in NorCal; Threats Remain

ARCATA, Calif. - The California condor soon may return to the skies in northwestern California - but conservation groups are calling for action to improve their chances of survival. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the Yurok Tribe, have proposed reintroducing the condor to the norther...

People and Public Lands Essays

What is the economic impact of America’s public lands and waters? How can we quantify how these remarkable resources contribute to our quality of life? And how are our valuation methods and public policies changing? This diverse collection of essays addresses questions related to the economic impac...


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