Partner: Backcountry Hunters and AnglersBHA LOGO

Group Members: Paige Fery, Nat Paterson, JT Reiser

Western states are experiencing historic rates of natural resource extraction and population expansion, which threaten the high-quality hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities U.S. public lands have to offer. In addition, development on public lands has placed specific pressures on wildlife in the West. This project will focus on proposed land management plans that encompass public lands and stream access, energy development mitigation, and overall recreation impacts on wildlife. By engaging a variety of stakeholders at the public, private, and institutional level, the capstone team will provide research and analysis products to help guide Backcountry Hunters and Anglers vision and action on public land use decisions.