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  • BLM rolls back environmental review

    The BLM adds 11 new categorical exclusions to the National Environmental Policy Act that will make it easier for salvage logging, grazing and energy exploration

  • Surprises flow from Ruby Pipeline

    Surprises flow from Ruby Pipeline

    A conservation fund provided by an energy company enrages ranchers across Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

  • Ranchers now have a way out

    Ranchers now have a way out

    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act will make it easier for ranchers to voluntarily retire grazing permits on certain public lands.

  • The Big Buyout

    Tough economics, drought, and increasing clashes with other public-lands users are leading some ranchers to consider taking the "golden saddle" – a check from conservationists in exchange for their grazing permits

  • Loosening the grazing knot

    A showdown in Idaho pits bighorn sheep lovers against longtime sheep ranchers, but if people are willing to work together, this grazing knot can be untied.

  • There was no green in this Rainbow gathering

    A rancher whose grazing permit in Colorado’s Routt National Forest was usurped by this year’s Rainbow Family gathering decries the environmental damage left in its wake

  • Free range

    The Bureau of Land Management exempts grazing permit renewals and other activities from environmental oversight.

  • Rollbacks on the range

    The Bureau of Land Management plans to revise its Clinton-era grazing regulations, and critics say the changes will let ranchers ride roughshod over the public lands

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