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  • Counties cross the yellow line

    A judge rules that three Utah counties misused the 19th century statute RS 2477 when they illegally graded jeep tracks in BLM wilderness study areas and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

  • Fish and wildlife have rights, too

    Montana’s Supreme Court rules that citizens and government agencies can maintain water rights without "using" the water, while the Wyoming Legislature stalls over a bill that would allow irrigators to leave water instream temporarily.

  • Road warriors back on the offensive

    The Bush administration rolls back a Clinton-era moratorium on RS 2477, a controversial old statute that some Western counties have used to claim designated roads in wilderness areas, parks and monuments

  • A leaking public lands fund

    Groups urge better use of Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • No new roads

    Interior Department proposes new rules for highway-building on public lands.

  • Delay again for R.S. 2477

    Department of Interior extends its comment period on R.S. 2477.

  • Bidding war shakes up Idaho grazing leases

    Ranchers bid against each other and the Idaho Watersheds Project for grazing leases on Idaho state land.

  • Will bulldozers roll into Arizona's Eden?

    Anti-grazing activist Joe Feller is leading the fight against BLM-approved projects in Arizona's Arrastra Mountain Wilderness that include an improved access road to a rancher's inholding.

  • Fashion faux-pas in the forest

    Designer Ralph Lauren's proposal to swap land with the U.S. Forest Service near Ridgway, Colo., has caused a stir among neighbors, who claim the new public road would disrupt wildlife, create forest fires and bring vehicles closer to wilderness.

  • Locals learn the value of a good view

    Developers' desire to build two subdivisions on private land within Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area stirs up trouble between landowners and the Forest Service.

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