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Habitat - Learn More and Become Involved

NEPA requires the disclosure and analysis of the human impact on the natural environment.  That natural environment is often habitat for endangered and threatened and bears the title of "critical habitat".

Habitat is a combination of environmental factors that provides food, water, cover and space that a living thing needs to survive and reproduce. Habitat types include: coastal and estuaries, rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, wetlands, riparian areas, deserts, grasslands and prairies, forests, coral reefs, marine, perennial snow and ice, and urban.

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Turn5 Kansas Grand Opening

Mid-west Fulfillment Center Allows for FasterShipping Nationwide

LENEXA, KS, October 29, 2018 – Turn5 (T5), headquarters to AmericanMuscle, ExtremeTerrain and AmericanTrucks.com, celebrated the grand opening of its Lenexa, Kansas Fulfillment Center with T5 founders Steve and Andrew Voudouris’ uncle Caesar Millas doing the ribbon cutting honors. Kansas Governor, Jeff Colyer, Lenexa Mayor, Michael Boehm as well as local business leaders and community officials joined the Turn5 team to celebrate the new warehouse opening.

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NEPA - The Basics

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assures that federal agencies will consider the impact of an action on the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. It requires that NEPA documents concentrate on issues that are significant to the action in question. The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the human environment.

The LAW: The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) establishes a public, interdisciplinary framework for Federal decision-making and

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SAF, RMEF Oppose Yellowstone Grizzly Ruling

The Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation disagree with a judge’s decision to vacate the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ruling places the population back on the endangered species list.

“Despite this ruling, the basic facts remain the same: grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area have recovered, and no longer meet the definition of threatened or endangered under the ESA and should be rightfully returned to state management,” said Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation president and CEO. “This ruling is just another example of why we need comprehensive reforms to the way we manage ESA-listed species in this country. We are evaluating all of our legal options to appeal this ruling.”

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BLM Action Plan Project Moving Forward with Visits to Oregon and Washington

During the week of September 10 – 15 National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) staff members Geoff Chain and Marc Hildesheim, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) OHV Subject Matter Expert, Brad Colin, visited five cities in Oregon and Washington. At each city a listening session was held with local OHV enthusiasts to determine what the BLM can do to provide a better OHV recreation experience. These meetings were part of the larger BLM National Motorized Recreation Strategy which came out in 2014. NOHVCC and the BLM have partnered to apply that strategy at a state level by engaging in a grassroots process that allows local users to help determine what the BLM’s trail program will look like.

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