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Nonmotorized recreation on the 246 million acres of our nation’s land overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the U.S. economy, according to the first study focused entirely on the economic contribution of “quiet recreation” visitors on BLM lands. Read More
Scientific studies often address narrowly focused questions, but sometimes scientists bundle many answers together to address bigger questions, such as how best to manage the global ocean. Read More
For depleted fish populations that cannot be rebuilt in 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) currently sets the rebuilding timelines by calculating the time it would take each stock to recover in the absence of fishing and then adding one generation (commonly interpreted as the average age of spawning fish). Read More