The Wilderness Society is not lobbying for H.R. 980
Wyoming office issues a statement saying they are not a part of the NREPA proposed wilderness expansion bill
by Pinedale Online!
April 28, 2009
Below is a statement sent to Pinedale Online on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, from the Wyoming office of The Wilderness Society:
"While The Wilderness Society supports wilderness and the protection of large, wild landscapes and key wildlife habitat, we believe that conservation efforts should be built upon locally-developed collaborative efforts. We work on the ground in rural communities around the country, and understand the importance of developing local support for land-use decisions from the people who will be most affected by those decisions. These place-based, collaborative efforts lead to long-term success and support and often employ a variety of conservation measures, of which wilderness is just one of several tools for protection."
"NREPA has been introduced and re-introduced into Congress for the past 20 years and has never passed out of Congressional Committee, let alone ever been passed by the Senate or the House. The Wilderness Society is not lobbying on behalf of this legislation, and instead, we choose to work on efforts that are locally based such as the successful and highly popular Wyoming Range legislation."
The Wilderness Society
304 Main St., Suite 1
Lander, WY 82520
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