Hunting and fishing are key parts of our heritage and our economy.
On his first day on duty, Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order, which expands access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing, and recreation opportunities nationwide.
Secretarial Order 3346 advances conservation stewardship, improves game and habitat management, and increases outdoor recreation opportunities by directing bureaus and agencies to immediately identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded. The order also requests input from the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council and Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council to provide recommendations on enhancing and expanding access on public lands and improving habitat for fish and wildlife.
“Outdoor recreation is about both our heritage and our economy. Between hunting, fishing, motorized recreation, camping and more, the industry generates thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity,” said Zinke.
Photos by Bob Wick, BLM