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Ann Morgan
Ann Morgan is executive director of the National Wildlife Federation’s regional office in Boulder, Colo. She formerly served as state director of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado and Nevada and as an adjunct professor and research fellow at the University of Colorado’s Natural Resources Law Center.

Entries by Ann Morgan

Public Lands on the Auction Block? Let's Skip That July 4th Sale

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:09 AM

This year July 4th is a Friday, and like many Americans across the country, I'm planning on celebrating outdoors over the long weekend and thinking about what makes this country great -- and unique. One of those things is the wealth we all share as Americans in owning

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GOP Should Reclaim Its Conservation Roots

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 12:27 PM

With Peter Metcalf

Theodore Roosevelt, one of our all-time great presidents, famously embodied the "conserve" in "conservative." He set aside some of our country's most beloved public lands, including the Grand Canyon, Muir Woods and Chaco Canyon, and created the National Forest and National Wildlife Refuge systems.

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Latest Assault on Public Lands an Affront to the Public

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:03 PM

BOULDER, Colo. -- The streak continues.

I'm not talking about a winning streak. This one is a loser. Unfortunately, the biggest losers are the public. The U.S. House has continued its assault on our country's magnificent public lands heritage. Members voted 222-201 on March 26 to make it tougher...

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Obama Must Do What Congress Won't: Protect Our Iconic Public Lands

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he would use his authority to protect more pristine federal lands. This was a welcome statement given Congress' failure to protect these important public lands.

Congress has before it more than three dozen land protection bills with broad public...

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Energy Bills Would Limit the 'Public' in Our Public Lands

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 2:49 PM

"The people's lands." "Our public lands." "Our great national park system."

All those phrases and more resounded last month during a joint hearing of the U.S. House Natural Resources and Oversight and Government Reform committees. The Republican majority used the hearing as a chance to lambaste National Park Service Director...

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Let's Be "Smart From the Start" With Solar, Wind on Public Lands

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:31 PM

America's Western public lands are home to some of the best hunting, fishing and wildlife habitat in the world. They're part of what define America's outdoor heritage and fuel our outdoor recreation economy, responsible for about 6.1 million jobs and $646 billion in spending yearly. These...

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Honor a Great American Legacy by Celebrating National Public Lands Day

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 7:12 PM

Not so long ago, there was nothing partisan about conserving our stunning landscapes, protecting our clean air and water, maintaining intact habitat for wildlife and fish and guaranteeing Americans public places to hunt, fish and recreate. Landmark laws to do that won widespread bipartisan support and were signed by presidents...

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