Ted Williams's Blog Archive May, 2012

Report Highlights Economic Value of Conserving Public Lands, Recreation

DENVER – A new report shows that conserving the Rocky Mountain West’s vast tracts of public lands has paid off in job, population and income growth as fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation have diversified and helped sustain the economies of rural communities throughout the region.

The report released Tuesday by Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development also stresses that conserving public lands buoys local economies by drawing retirees, business owners and professionals seeking a high quality of life.

American Rivers Kicks Off National River Cleanup® Season

National River Cleanup provides an excellent way for people to improve river health and give back to their communities.

May 23, 2012
Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Lynsey Knowles, 202-347-7550

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the kickoff of National River Cleanup. For over two decades this program has mobilized hundreds of thousands of volunteers to pick up trash from rivers nationwide.

TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE LONGLINE BYCATCH OF BLUEFIN TUNA

The National Marine Fisheries Service is floating ideas for future management of Atlantic bluefin tuna, with an emphasis on reducing bycatch of these threatened giants in the United States longline fishery, including in the Gulf of Mexico, the bluefin's only known spawning ground in the western Atlantic Ocean.