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This issue area encompasses natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Energy supplies and production may fall under Energy.

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  • 30 by 30: A Two-Year Status Update on E.O. 14008 (CRS)

    02/24/23
  • Agricultural Conservation and the Next Farm Bill (CRS)

    3/20/2023
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Status of Oil and Gas Program (CRS)

    04/06/23
  • Bureau of Land Management: FY2023 Appropriations (CRS)

    03/03/23
  • Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • Federal Land Designations: A Brief Guide (CRS)

    05/19/23
  • Federal Land Management: When ‘Multiple Use’ and ‘Sustained Yield’ Diverge (CRS)

    6/21/2023
  • Federal Land Ownership: Acquisition and Disposal Authorities (CRS)

    03/23/23
  • Federal Lands and Related Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 118th Congress (CRS)

    02/24/23
  • Forest Service Assistance Programs (CRS)

    6/30/23
  • Forest Service: FY2024 Appropriations (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • Historic Properties and Federal Responsibilities: An Introduction to Section 106 Reviews (CRS)

    5/5/23
  • Landslides: Federal Role in Research, Assessment, and Response (CRS)

    06/02/23
  • Mountain Valley Pipeline: Congressional Authorization (CRS)

    06/09/23
  • National Forest System Management: Overview and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    05/18/23
  • National Heritage Areas: Background and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    4/17/2023
  • National Monuments and the Antiquities Act (CRS)

    05/03/23
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) FY2023 Budget Request and Appropriations (CRS)

    2/27/2023
  • National Park Service Affiliated Areas: An Overview (CRS)

    05/19/23
  • National Park Service: FY2023 Appropriations (CRS)

    6/26/2023
  • National Park Service: FY2024 Appropriations (CRS)

    6/26/2023
  • Subsistence Uses of Resources in Alaska: An Overview of Federal Management (CRS)

    4/20/23
  • Temporary Commemorations on Federal Land in the District of Columbia (CRS)

    6/27/23
  • Temporary Commemorative Works in the District of Columbia (CRS)

    5/30/23
  • The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement (High Seas Treaty) (CRS)

    3/27/2023
  • The Good Neighbor Authority on Federal Lands (CRS)

    1/11/23
  • The National Trails System: A Brief Overview (CRS)

    2/6/23
  • The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program: An Overview (CRS)

    04/18/2023
  • The Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine (CRS)

    03/24/23
  • The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: Background and Issues (CRS)

    06/06/2023
  • The Willow Project: History and Litigation (CRS)

    4/3/2023
  • Tribal Co-management of Federal Lands: Overview and Selected Issues for Congress (CRS)

    05/18/23
  • Wildfire Statistics (CRS)

    03/01/23
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