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Researchers Float Plans to Tap Gulf Stream off N.C. for Hydro-Power

The Gulf Stream passes at times just 12 miles from Cape Hatteras. The amount of water it carries past our coast is massive. In fact, if it were a river, the Gulf Stream would be the greatest river that ever existed on this planet. - See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/361762#sthash.2wYxFXZu.dpuf

November 2015

FWF supports the Land and Water Conservation Fund!!

"A key Senate committee on Thursday approved Sen. Martin Heinrich’s legislation to open more federal lands for hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits. The measure would also permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired in September, and dedicate a portion of its budget to securing public access to existing federal lands."

November 2015

DEP points to Wakulla Springs success but environmentalists shake their heads

Wakulla County, the Florida Wildlife Federation and Wakulla County resident Joe Glisson in 2007 challenged the permit for the city's sewage treatment plant and sprayfield, where wastewater is sprayed on crops

November 2015

Dismantling of Land and Water Conservation Fund Criticized by Sportsmen

"Legislation introduced in Washington would dismantle the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a keystone federal program that has enabled conservation and enhanced public access to millions of acres over its 50-year history, drawing heavy criticism from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, which dismissed the proposal as a nonstarter."

November 2015

Editorial: Seeking justice on Amendment 1

"We do know that the Legislature blatantly ignored the people’s will and the law’s directive, and if they can get away with such shenanigans, there is little hope the Legislature will ever comply with citizens’ initiatives. Last year, 75 percent of Florida voters backed the referendum requiring the state to spend more on preserving land."

November 2015

Bill to Roll Back Clean Water Protections Defeated in Senate Vote

Hunters and anglers celebrate brief reprieve for headwater streams and wetlands before preparing for a fresh threat to the Clean Water Rule.

November 2015

Positive Outlook for Outdoor Recreation in 2016

Outdoor recreation leaders report good sales and activities for 2015 and expectations of still stronger activity in 2016, according to a new report from the American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2016

November 2015

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