Reports

Inaccessible State Lands in the West

In a follow-up to our 2018 Unlocking Public Lands Report, the TRCP and onX have identified an additional 6.35 million landlocked acres of state-owned public lands across the West. This new report also highlights the various ways states are addressing this access issue, so that effective solutions can be more widely adopted across the region.

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Unlocking the West’s Public Lands

Americans are locked out of 9.52 million acres of public lands that are entirely landlocked and can be accessed only with the permission of neighboring private landowners. Surprisingly, though, little has been done to understand the scope of the problem, its effect on our hunting and fishing opportunities, or what it will take to systematically unlock these lands—until now.

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Lessons Learned: A blueprint for securing our energy future while safeguarding America’s sporting heritage

Created by the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition, which is led by TRCP, Trout Unlimited, and the National Wildlife Federation, and supported by 16 other hunting and fishing organizations and businesses.

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Approaches for Improved Federal Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management

Seven recommendations for modernizing the federal management of marine fisheries to improve fish populations, long-term sustainability, and the ability to continue holding our nation’s fisheries in the public trust.

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National Monuments: A Sportsmen’s Perspective

This collaborative report backed by more than 20 hunting and fishing organizations outlines a new approach to designating national monuments with hunter and angler support and using the Antiquities Act thoughtfully, in the right places, as a tool for conservation. PLUS: Five case studies of existing national monuments that offer great hunting and fishing.

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SNAPSHOTS OF SUCCESS

Protecting America's watersheds, fish and wildlife, and the livelihoods of sportsmen

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LOCKED OUT: PUBLIC LAND TRANSFERS THREATEN SPORTSMEN’S ACCESS

America’s 640 million acres of federal public lands are the backbone of our rich outdoor heritage. However, some would sell off YOUR public lands to the highest bidder and close off sportsmen’s access forever.

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THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND AND AMERICA’S SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN

A 50-year legacy of increased access and improved habitat.

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A VISION FOR MANAGING AMERICA’S SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHERIES

The TRCP and partners are creating a vision for managing America’s saltwater recreational fisheries.

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GULF OF MEXICO RECREATIONAL FISHERIES: PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR RESTORATION, RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Working closely with partner organizations the American Sportfishing Association, Center for Coastal Conservation, Coastal Conservation Association and The Nature Conservancy, the TRCP convened workshops in all of the Gulf States during the spring of 2013 to identify overarching restoration priorities for recreational fishermen in the Gulf. The information from those workshops provided the basis for the report released in October 2013, “Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries: Recommendations for Restoration, Recovery and Sustainability.”

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