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Natural Resources

ATV'S ON PUBLIC LAND

All terrain vehicle on sand The popularity of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) continues to rise across the nation as more Americans use them for recreational and agricultural purposes. Learn more about how states are designating public land for their use and legislating new safety rules in this report.

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STATE RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH

hunt and fishSeventeen states guarantee the right to hunt and fish in their constitutions, with 16 of those approved via the voters.

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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Are you ready for Summit?  Celebrate 40 years of NCSL and state legislatures with our annual Legislative Summit in the land of a thousand lakes!  Minneapolis will host the 2014 Annual Summit for NCSL.  Don't wait - register now!

 

 

DATABASE

Database Browse the Energy and Environment Legislation Tracking Database to learn about what measures legislatures have considered over the past few years.

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OVERVIEW | NATURAL RESOURCES

Conserving and using natural resources in a balanced manner that provides environmental and public health, recreational and economic benefit is one of the largest challenges state lawmakers face.  States are working on a wide variety of natural resource issues, including protecting watersheds, managing wildlife, providing hunting and fishing opportunities, protecting forests and operating state parks.

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