Washington Newsletter

Washington Newsletter

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Washington Newsletter – December 2018
December 1, 2018

In This Issue: Lame Duck Session; Omnibus Public Lands Bill, Changes in the President’s Cabinet; and 2019

Washington Newsletter – November 2018
November 1, 2018

In this Issue: Midterm Elections; Public Lands Legislation; Executive Appointments; and Lame-Duck Session

Washington Newsletter – October 2018
October 1, 2018

In This Issue: Fiscal Year 2019; Wildfires; Congressional Schedule; and Short Legislative Updates

Washington Newsletter – September 2018
August 31, 2018

In this issue: John McCain (1937-2018); Capitol Hill; NOHVCC National Conference; Fall Semester; and A Note of Gratitude.

Washington Newsletter – August 2018
August 1, 2018

In this issue: Summer; Maintenance Backlog; BLM to Head West; Interior Appropriations for FY 2019; and Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

Washington Newsletter – July 2018
June 29, 2018

In this Issue: Summer; California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, H. R. 857; ARRA Federal Legislative Page; Forest Fires; and Family Times

Washington Newsletter – June 2018
May 31, 2018

In this issue: California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act; Rescission Package; FY 2019 Appropriations; Recreational Trails Program (RTP); and Summer Season.

Washington Newsletter – May 2018
May 2, 2018

In this issue: Secretarial Orders; R. 3400, Recreation Not Red Tape Act; and A Rollback in NPS Fees

Washington Newsletter – April 2018
April 3, 2018

In this issue: Need to Confirm CPSC Nominees; The Wildfire Fix; New Management at the Forest Service; Maintenance Backlog; and New Recreation Advisory Committee

Washington Newsletter – March 2018
March 4, 2018

In This Issue: Department of the Interior Reorganization 2.0; New Recreation Group in Town; CRT Awards; Federal Budget and ARRA Alerts

Washington Newsletter – February 2018
February 1, 2018

In this Issue: State of the Union, 2018; Continuing Resolution; Department of Interior Reorganization; Public Lands Updates

Washington Newsletter – January 2018
January 3, 2018

In this issue: Happy New Year!; BLM – Heading West?; Utah Part Two; and 2018.

Washington Newsletter – December 2017
December 1, 2017

In This Issue: All Eyes on Utah. Running Out of Time, Acting BLM Director, and Working Together.

Washington Newsletter – November 2017
November 1, 2017

In this issue: Trump to Reduce Size of Two National Monuments, H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act, Disaster Funding for Fighting Wildfires, Agency Vacancies 2.0, and National Park Service Fee Increase

Washington Newsletter – October 2017
October 3, 2017

In this issue: Agency Vacancies, National Monument Recommendations, Interim Funding for the Federal Government, H.R. 1913, Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, and Calamities

Washington Newsletter – September 2017
September 1, 2017

In this issue: Hurricane Harvey, Financial Challenges Generate Heat, New Chief of the Forest Service, National Monument Recommendations, Department of the Interior Reorganization (DOI), and NOHVCC Annual Conference.

Washington Newsletter – August 2017
August 1, 2017

In this issue: National Monument Review, Clear Creek, Sec. Zinke Finally Gets a Deputy, New BLM Planning Rule, FY 2018 Appropriations.

Washington Newsletter – July 2017
July 1, 2017

In this issue: Wildfires, Interior Shake-up, Sage Grouse Review, National Monument Review, Clear Creek Clears a Hurdle and Summer

Washington Newsletter – June 2017
June 2, 2017

In This Issue: Federal Budget, Secretary Zinke Visits Utah, Wildfire Hearing and OHV Experience Survey.

Washington Newsletter – May 2017
May 4, 2017

In this issue: Trump Tackles National Monuments; FY 2017 Appropriations, finally…; BLM Planning Rule 2.0 Rework; Cabinet Update; Clear Creek Legislation, H.R. 1913; and Outdoor Recreation = $$$.

Washington Newsletter – April 2017
April 3, 2017

President Trump signing H.J.Res.44. 2.0 = 0 President Trump took the final step in nullifying the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) updated planning rule (2.0) when he signed H.J.Res.44.  This planning rule was finalized in the closing days of the Obam …

Washington Newsletter – March 2017
March 3, 2017

In this issue: Zinke is Confirmed; A Presidential Budget Cut; Bears Ears National Monument Controversy Continues; Regulatory Reform; and CRT Awards

Washington Newsletter – February 2017
February 3, 2017

In this issue: Cabinet Selections; Reading the Fine Print – The Future of the Forest Service; Is the LWCF in trouble?; National Monuments; Two for One; and Whirlwind

Washington Newsletter – January 2017
January 6, 2017

In this issue: Happy New Year; Trump’s Cabinet; First One-Hundred Days of the 115th Congress; President Obama and New Monument Designations; and A New Agenda

Washington Newsletter – December 2016
December 1, 2016

In This Issue: Presidential Election Results; Congressional Election Results; Trump Cabinet; Continuing Resolution; Passage – H. R. 4665/S. 2219; Sage Grouse; H.R. 845 Becomes Law; and Forest Service Citizens’ Guide.

Washington Newsletter – November 2016
November 4, 2016

In this issue: Almost Over, Lame Duck Session, 25th Anniversary of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and OHV Recreation is Good for the Economy.

Washington Newsletter – October 2016
October 2, 2016

In this issue: H.R. 5780. The Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, H.R. 1838. Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act, H.R. 845. The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, S. 437 Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, and Money

Washington Newsletter – September 2016
August 31, 2016

In This Issue: Congress Returns, Big Win for Imperial Sand Dunes, and Monument Designation Epidemic Hits New England.

Washington Newsletter – August 2016
July 30, 2016

In This Issue: Presidential Candidates; Recreational Trails Program (RTP); Traveling Secretary Jewell; Interior Appropriations; Clear Creek Moves Forward; and California State Parks

Washington Newsletter – July 2016
June 28, 2016

In this issue: BLM 2.0 Planning Rule; Secretary Jewell’s Summer Trips; Interior Appropriations/National Monuments; CRT Award for Great Trails; and Photos

Washington Newsletter – June 2016
June 3, 2016

In this issue: Fire Season!; Sage Grouse Rider; National Monuments; and Summer Recreation

Washington Newsletter – May 2016
May 3, 2016

In this issue: BLM Planning Rule, 2.0; Sage Grouse Redux; EPA Steps Back; National Park Service Centennial; and So Little Time

Washington Newsletter – April 2016
April 1, 2016

In this issue: Overcoming the long reach of the EPA, R. 1838, the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and National Monument designations.

Washington Newsletter – March 2016
March 1, 2016

In this issue: More Monument Designations; BLM Proposed Rule on Resource Management Plans; and By the Numbers

Washington Newsletter – February 2016
February 1, 2016

In this issue: Snow and then some; Utah Public Lands Initiative; NOHVCC and BLM Workshops; New Website Design

Washington Newsletter – January 2016
January 4, 2016

In this issue: Wobbling out of Washington and 2016.

Washington Newsletter – December 2015
December 3, 2015

In this issue: Congressional Christmas Wish List, Land and Water Conservation Fund, National Park Service Centennial, and Christmas Greetings.

Washington Newsletter – November 2015
November 22, 2015

In this isssue: Speaker Ryan, RTP, FLREA, Feinstein Desert Rally, Two-year Budget Deal and NOHVCC Annual Conference.

Washington Newsletter – October 2015
October 2, 2015

In this issue: Sage Grouse; California Desert Legislation; Continuing Resolution; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Transportation Reauthorization; Speaker Boehner Steps Down; and Yogi-isms

Washington Newsletter – September 2015
September 1, 2015

In this issue: It’s all about the numbers, Congressional Agenda, LWCF, National Monuments, and Labor Day.

Washington Newsletter – August 2015
August 1, 2015

In this issue: Transportation Reauthorization, Interior Appropriations, Wildfire Funding, Monument Designations and looking ahead.

Washington Newsletter – July 2015
July 1, 2015

In this issue: transportation reauthorization/Recreational Trails Program; sage grouse; monument designations; and federal funding issues

Washington Newsletter – June 2015
June 1, 2015

In this issue: Transportation Reauthorization Update; Land Management Agency Funding for FY16; Another Monument Designation?; Sage Grouse Update; & Photos

Washington Newsletter – May 2015
May 1, 2015

In this issue: Sage Grouse listing update; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); FY 16 Appropriations; S. 1040, The ROV In-Depth Examination Act; and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Update

Washington Newsletter – April 2015
April 1, 2015

In this issue: Budget Time; Head Winds for Utah Public Lands Initiative; Congressional Leadership Change; RTP Update; and Legislative Update

Washington Newsletter – March 2015
March 1, 2015

In this issue: Our Legislative Update, “Two Bites Are Better Than One” and CRT awards for RTP projects

Washington Newsletter – February 2015
February 1, 2015

In this issue: Congressional Committees, Fire Suppression Funding, Presidential Declarations, Forest Service Snowmobile Regulation, Symbolic Votes on Monument Designations, Lesser Prairie Chicken and Wilderness Designations

Washington Newsletter – January 2015
January 1, 2015

In this issue: Lame Duck Congress; Funding for the Public Lands Agencies; 114th Congress; RTP; and FLREA

Washington Newsletter – December 2014
December 1, 2014

In this issue: The Lame Duck Isn’t Limping, Yet!; New House Committee Chairs; and Utah Public Lands Initiative

About ARRA

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. Its members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.

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