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  • Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past

    Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past

    With demographic shifts, trendy activities like wildlife viewing and kayaking are increasing faster than traditional activities like hunting and backpacking.

  • One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out -- or does it?

    One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out -- or does it?

    Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.

  • New grazing rules ride on doctored science

    The Bureau of Land Management rewrote a scientific report critical of its new grazing rules, and two veteran scientists have quit the agency in protest

  • His playground pulls fun hogs off the publiclands

    Jeremy Parriott is working with friends to create a 320-acre extreme-sports playground near Moab, Utah, to give four-wheelers and others a place to play off the public lands

  • The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

    The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

    Master leasing plans, or MLPs, are a new tool designed to help the Bureau of Land Management better coordinate energy leasing and development in areas that may need special treatment or protection.

  • Hope for the West's open lands

    The Quivira Coalition is working hard to try to preserve the West’s remaining private ranchlands – but much more needs to be done to protect this invaluable land

  • The Latest Bounce

    Navajo Nation opens arms to coal-fired Desert Rock power plant; plan to trade public lands for schools is pulled off table; EPA has new Homeland Security position

  • Norton eases road claims

    Outgoing Interior Secretary Gale Norton has opened the door for counties and states to claim control of roads crossing federal lands

  • Save the land by saving the rancher

    Save the land by saving the rancher

    The best way to preserve the West's public lands is by preserving the West's ranchers.

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

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