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  • BLM gets a land-swap lemon

    The BLM says a congressionally mandated land swap will trade public land on the Utah-Colorado border for Moffatt County, Colo., acreage that has not been identified as necessary or desirable.

  • Land swap too hot to handle

    Some Sheridan, Wyo., residents fear a planned land swap could land them with responsibility for an underground coal-seam fire at the Welch Ranch on the Tongue River.

  • Report slams BLM's land-exchange process

    A new report criticizes the BLM's handing of land swaps, saying the process is "politicized" and results in the loss of federal money and natural resources

  • The Latest: Court strikes down BLM plan in Utah

    The Latest: Court strikes down BLM plan in Utah

    The plan failed to adequately protect archaeological sites or control off-road vehicles.

  • The Latest: Mining claims halted in some areas

    The Latest: Mining claims halted in some areas

    BLM gives priority to solar development on 300,000 acres.

  • Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Activists push compromise as the controversial federal mustang management program reaches a breaking point, with more horses in captivity than roam the range.

  • Feds reluctant to kill wild horses

    Feds reluctant to kill wild horses

    Slaughter and euthanasia aren’t politically feasible ways to deal with the glut of wild horses in captivity.

  • The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    On public land in New Mexico, firewood-hunters have illegally cut down hundreds of old-growth juniper trees, much to the dismay of the Bureau of Land Management and environmental activists.

  • Watching land swaps in Idaho and the West

    Watching land swaps in Idaho and the West

    Federal land exchanges have come under increased scrutiny over the past decade, both from citizen activists and the Government Accountability Office.

  • In search of camas, a Native American food staple

    In search of camas, a Native American food staple

    Botanist Madrona Murphy traces long-lost edible wild plant gardens cultivated by the Pacific Northwest's Coast Salish.

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