In Episode 47 of District of Conservation, we’ve got much to celebrate! First, it’s our one year anniversary of launching, so this show will be a special one to mark the start of Season II of the podcast.
Gabriella discussed the start of the 2019-2020 hunting season and why it’s important to get more adult onset hunters into the field. She also discussed William Perry Pendley, the new BLM Deputy Policy and Programs Director, and his op-ed at the Denver Post hitting back at critics about his positions on public lands and news from Department of Interior opening up 1.4m more acres of public land—specifically on 77 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries —to hunting and fishing opportunities.
IWF 13 Great Podcasts by Conservative Women: https://iwf.org/blog/2808804/13-Great-Podcasts-for-Conservative-Women
William Perry Pendley’s Bio at BLM: https://www.blm.gov/bio/william-perry-pendley
Pendley’s Controversial 2016 NRO Column: https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/01/federal-government-should-sell-western-land-follow-constitution/
“Sagebrush Rebellion” Background: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1986-03-16-8601190635-story.html
WPP’s Statement of Not Pursuing Wholesale Transfer of Public Lands: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/william-perry-pendley-sagebrush-rebel-embraces-rol/
DOI Statement on Opening Up 1.4M More Acres of Public Lands for Hunting and Fishing – August 30, 2019 https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-bernhardt-expands-public-access-hunting-and-fishing-14-million-acres