Trump Admin Calls for Major Expansion of Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges, Including 7 in California — KTLA

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said…

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Demand an End to the War on Wolves — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Center of Biological Diversity “Here at SFTHH our main concerns lie with the future safety and welfare of Equines be they domestic or wild but with that said, our love for all creatures great and small is not diminished by our hooved focus. So many times you will see articles, here, regarding the […]

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Walking Conflict of Interest — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Souce: Center for Western Priorities With oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as second-in-command, the Interior Department has advanced policies supported by his former clients Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department has moved quickly to dramatically expand oil and gas drilling throughout public lands and waters, shrink national monuments, and reduce protections for threatened wildlife. […]

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Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall — NBC News Top Stories

The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump’s promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Statement on Bureau of Land Management’s Final Decision Weakening Sage-Grouse Habitat Protections — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Come on people, wake up, shake off your complacency and take a long, hard look at what’s happening to your natural resources. The father of national monuments/parks and wildlife and environmental protection Teddy Roosevelt, would be mortified to see the extent of the ongoing rape of the natural world being inflicted upon the landscape and vulnerable wildlife by the BLM and the Trump Administration.

Below from Straight from the Horse’s Heart.  

Source: Western Values Project “This move will impact over 350 species that depend on the “big empty” of the sagebrush sea – habitat that drives over $1 billion in economic output each year from outdoor recreation alone…” After the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released Records of Decision on their final amendments to the 2015 […]

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Butterflies Vs. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order — News : NPR

The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park — NBC News Top Stories

Image: The ruins of Una Vida house built by Ancient Puebloan People in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park
The ruins of Una Vida house built by Ancient Puebloan People in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.Mladen Antonov / AFP/Getty Images file

Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead despite the recent government shutdown.

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