Providing protection, development, and enhancement of public recreation values of public lands report to accompany S. 3389. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

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Series91st Congress, 2d session. Senate. Report no. 91-1256
LC ClassificationsKF31 .I5 1970d
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Pagination6 p.
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Open LibraryOL5016720M
LC Control Number76609597

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Recreation and Public Lands. To ensure the growth and success of the outdoor recreation economy, our public lands and waters need adequate funding to support the recreation infrastructure that is enjoyed by million American outdoor enthusiasts every year.

Handbook provide the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy, direction, and guidance for establishing, modifying and managing recreation fees and for issuing and administering the various recreation permits as a means of authorizing recreational uses of.

There is hereby established in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development the Office of Outdoor Recreation and Public Lands Enhancement. For purposes of this division, “outdoor recreation” means a pursuit that occurs in a natural environment or physical landscape, including various active and passive sports and.

and recreation opportunities provided by public lands. Public Lands Support a Booming Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Industry Every year, hundreds of millions of people from around the world visit America’s public lands. Some visitors come to hunt and fish. Others come to these areas to hike, camp, ski, or for sight-seeing and family gatherings.

The Public Lands Foundation (PLF) is a national non-profit membership organization that advocates and works for the retention of America’s National System of Public Lands (NSPL) in public hands, professionally and sustainably managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for responsible use and enjoyment by everyone.

In all modern states, a portion of land is held by central or local is called public land, state land, or Crown land (Australia, New Zealand and Canada).The system of tenure of public land, and the terminology used, varies between countries.

The following examples illustrate some of the range. Protecting Public Lands—In addition to helping gain support for new public lands protections, the National Wildlife Federation defends special places from fragmentation and development of all kinds.

development For example, the National Wildlife Federation works to prevent oil and gas drilling in. 4 Center for American Progress | Using Public Lands for the Public Good lands and waters is a mere whisper compared to the amount from coal produced from these areas. Even when we look at projections for solar, wind, and geother-mal energy on public lands File Size: KB.

Passage of this bill will help maintain public access to recreation on municipal lands, which is critically important to people of all ages.

Ellen and Lewis Lukens: Especially in difficult economic times such as these, citizens are in need of access to free locations.

The passage of this bill will avert the threat that some recreational areas. Public Forest Lands. Handbook. Public Forest Lands Handbook i-1 HBi Chapter and recreation managers involved regarding identification and collection of data specific to each The forest recon should be used as resource assessment tool in the development of a master and/or comprehensive plan.

HB File Size: 2MB. Assessing the value of public lands using public participation GIS (PPGIS) and social landscape metrics Greg Brown a, *, Delene Weber b, Kelly de Bie c, d a School of Geography, Planning, and Environmental Management, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLDAustralia b Barbara Hardy Institute, School of NBE, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SAAustralia.

Recreation Activities. On approximately million acres of public lands, visitors enjoy countless types of outdoor adventure – participating in activities as widely varied as camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, whitewater rafting, hang gliding, off-highway vehicle driving, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing, photography, climbing, all types of winter.

4 the economic benefits of the public park and recreation system in the city of los angeles, california Acknowledgments Written by Peter Harnik, Jessica Sargent, and Jennifer Plowden.

Additional assistance by Bob Heuer, Alexandra Hiple, and the staff of the City of Los Angeles Department of File Size: 2MB. Levels of environmental protection for conservation and public lands Conservation Land: Land that is protected from development to some degree by an organization or agency whose primary mission includes protection of land and where the predominate feature and purpose of the land is open space/conservation/wildlife habitat.

With vigorous bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress, the bill was passed and signed into law on September 3,as Public Law The Act established a funding source for both Federal acquisition of park and recreation lands and matching grants to state and local governments for recreation planning, acquisition and development.

1 Introduction The role of the private sector in providing recreation goods and services on federal lands is a subject of considerable contemporary debate. This debate has generally focused on the two primary providers of public land recreation, the USDA Forest. TITLE VIII--FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ACT (From the Consolidated Appropriations Act (PL ) signed into law by President Bush on December 8, ) SECTION 1.

SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short TitleThis title may be cited as the ``Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act''. House Resolution would turn over authority over energy development on national public lands to states.

In the west Western states governments have also introduced dozens of bills demanding that the government "hand over" public land to state governments. The official map is a powerful planning tool for ensuring that land will be available where it is needed for roads, trails, parks, riparian buffers and other potential public infrastructure.

The official map is authorized by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. OUTDOOR RECREATION AND CONSERVATION LANDS: View Entire Chapter: Damage to public lands. — (1) Whoever damages public lands by the use of a motor vehicle is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.

or s. AN AGENCY WITH A MISSION The s: Thirty years after its formation, the Bureau of Land Management was finally granted a mission.

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of (FLPMA) formally recognized what BLM had been doing on an interim basis for many years: managing the public lands under the principles of multiple use and sustained yield.

The Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) authorizes several agencies, including the National Park Service, to collect and expend recreation fees on lands they manage. These fees fund projects that directly benefit the visitor experience by repairing and improving facilities at national parks, offering education materials and services.

necessities of the times” than the development of the law on public recreation and public land management. As private wealth accumulated in the gilded age of the later 19th century, public lands were considered a resource to be developed and put to use producing revenue.

Commerce, navigation, and fisheries were the designated purposes. For example, we recently reported some of the economic benefits from recreation in the High Divide region of Idaho and Montana–looking at general socioeconomic factors as well as specific travel and tourism sectors: visits to National Parks, Monuments, and other public lands; and the impacts of hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

And we push for decisions that avoid this damage, most enduringly, by putting sensitive lands off limits to development. Protecting treasured places.

We work across the West and in the Arctic to stop oil and gas development that threatens some of our most iconic public lands, including: Utah’s Red Rock country. • Raise public awareness of recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance system.

• Provide information on the many places on America’s public lands and waters where natural environments and recreation opportunities exist for public active use. Providing an equitable combination of public land dedication, private land and/or facilities dedication, and monetary contribution as set forth in this policy for the purpose of providing park and recreation sites for the general welfare of the future residents of their respective subdivision or.

The Trust for Public Land helps structure, negotiate, and complete land transactions that create parks, playgrounds, and protected natural areas. We buy land from willing landowners and then transfer it to public agencies, land trusts, or other groups for permanent protection.

In addition, public lands also exist on state and local levels, such as state parks, wildlife management areas, forests, beaches, historic landmarks, etc. The types of state and local public lands are virtually limitless, and are facing similar, if not identical, problems that our federal public lands are facing.

For simplicity, this report. Current fee structures for recreation services on public lands are under legislative mandate. The Land and Water Conservation Fund autho-rizes the U.S. Forest Service to collect fees for specified camping and swimming activities, although many other services are free to consumers (Aukerman,p.

26). More recently, the Omnibus Consolidated. The council shall provide advice and recommendations on the development of public lands policies to the: (A) Public lands Policy Coordinating Office; (B) state planning coordinator; and (C) governor. Section 7. {Effective Date} Section 8.

{Repealer Clause.} Approved by ALEC Board of Directors in of public lands, and sometimes protected public lands specifically, and economic performance.

Others touch on the economic contribution of public lands, but in the context of a larger phenomenon in rural development, such as “amenity migration” and demographic shifts like the retiring Baby Boomers. Beyers, W. and D.P Lindahl. More than million acres of federal public lands, including national parks, national forests, and national monuments, belong to all Americans, and are tremendous economic generators—the.

Recreation on public lands is growing and is increasingly recognized as an ecosystem service providing improved health, connection to nature, and social time while also disturbing and degrading. As a legal term, however, "public lands" has had different meanings at various times.

The classic definition of "public lands" included lands of the United States subject to disposition under the general land laws, which would exclude lands in National Parks.3 The current technical definition of "public.

public land definition: land that is owned by the government. Learn more. Public lands are important for their recreational value, providing places for hiking, swimming, boating, rafting, sport hunting, and fishing.

Federal land is managed primarily by four agencies, three in the U.S. Department of the Interior—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the National Park Service (NPS)—and one in the Department of Agriculture. The official map is an effective negotiation tool for municipalities, helping to ensure that development is compatible with and supportive of public goals.

The official map supports other land use management tools (zoning, subdivision/land development, etc.) by. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to transfer or lease certain public lands to State and local governmental agencies and to nonprofit corporations and associations for recreation and public purposes under the Act of J (43 U.S.C.

et seq.), commonly known as the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act. Westerners oppose the seizure, sell-off, or “transfer” of their public lands. These are America’s lands, and we believe we deserve a say in their future. A poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project asked voters about efforts to turn national public lands owned by.

Public lands and waters are the backbone of the outdoor industry and the outdoor recreation economy. Ensuring protections for these recreation assets, from our backyards to the backcountry, is an important pillar of OIA’s Government Affairs program.Michigan Wetlands – Yours to Protect: A Citizen’s Guide to Wetland Protection (Third Edition) Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Petoskey, MI Funding for this project was made possible by grants from the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (Federal Grant # CD).Contact information Ron Gropp Private forestry staff specialist Use the Forestry Assistance Locator to find cooperating foresters or DNR service foresters for your county or view the current Directory of Foresters [PDF].

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