What's Behind the Findings Data for The Camping Crunch was obtained from the Recreation Information Database (RIDB). These data represent reservation orders made on the well-known website Recreation.gov, in addition to reservations made in the field or via call...
President Biden has an opportunity to define our modern conservation legacy and join the ranks of our greatest conservation leaders by using the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments around the country. Such monuments are popular, beneficial to local economies, and a key part of past conservation successes such as famous national parks.
Wildlife corridors and the proposed Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act and INVEST Act can ensure ecosystem functioning while supporting America’s economic recovery.
Outdoor Voter is part of the Center for Western Priorities’ Winning the West project. Over the past several election cycles, Winning the West has documented a growing outdoor voting bloc in the Mountain West. This website is a source of information for outdoor voters who want to learn more about the public lands issues that impact their outdoor lifestyles.
On this website, learn all about the 30×30 Goal, a bold vision for conserving 30% of America by 2030. Find summaries, resources, and facts about the goal. you can also learn about the science behind it, potential benefits, different approaches to getting there, and progress and support that has emerged.
In 2017, the Center for Western Priorities staff hit to road to defend the West’s national monuments in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order singling out dozens of national monuments for possible reduction or outright elimination. Visit the website to learn about the road trip and threats to America’s national monuments.
Over the past several election cycles, Winning the West has documented a growing outdoor voting bloc in the Mountain West, through polling and post-election analysis. This website compiles CWP’s reports, polling data, ads, and toplines from the campaign.
Throughout President Obama’s time in office, oil and natural gas companies have been claiming to be the victims of a “war on oil” waged by the Obama administration, especially targeting oil and gas production from land and water that belongs to American taxpayers. New data from the Office of Natural Resources Revenue disproves the myth. Onshore oil production from U.S. public lands has risen steadily, even despite the recent collapse in global oil prices. In fact, oil production from public lands has increased each fiscal year in the past ten.
Americans from coast to coast treasure our national monuments, parks, and forests. Given the overwhelming popularity of these lands today, it is often forgotten that for over 100 years conservation critics have opposed virtually every attempt to protect public lands for future generations. From the very earliest days of American conservation, a vocal minority has remained opposed to any and all new land protection measures. In this report, we examine the past and present history of opposition to land conservation in the United States and look at the often-colorful language employed by opponents warning against new parks, monuments, and other protected lands.