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    A negligent bureau?

    Public Employees for Environmental Responsbility's report, "Comprehensive Study of the Public Domain Forestry Program of the Bureau of Land Management," excoriates the BLM.

  • News

    Utah Paiutes put the brakes on chaining

    Utah Paiutes join environmentalists in protesting the BLM's "chaining" of tree stumps to clear land in central Utah after fires.

  • News

    BLM ditches law-enforcement rules

    Following complaints, the BLM withdraws new "plain English" regulations on the agency's law-enforcement authority.

  • News

    BLM ditches law-enforcement rules

    Following complaints, the BLM withdraws new "plain English" regulations on the agency's law-enforcement authority.

  • News

    BLM braces for Mormon pioneers

    The BLM is bracing itself for the expected arrival of a million visitors who plan to visit Wyoming's portion of the 150-year-old Mormon Pioneer Trail this spring and summer.

  • Book Reviews

    Uproar over Owyhee

    The BLM's management plan for Idaho's Owyhee Resource Area raises fierce opposition from ranchers and ORV enthusiasts.

  • News

    Drug smuggler's ranch falls into public lands

    A notorious drug smuggler's obsession with reclusiveness leads to his arrest - and his Wyoming ranch, which abounds with wildlife and fronts the Clark Fork, is now in public hands.

  • News

    Jobs open up in Washington

    Sylvia Baca becomes temporary head of the BLM as Mike Dombeck moves to the Forest Service, and the National Park Service seeks a replacement for Roger Kennedy.

  • News

    The report is readable - and grim

    The Interior Columbia Basin Management Project has produced a useful but depressing science document, "Status of the Interior Columbia Basin."

  • News

    Columbia Basin plan staggers home

    The Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project - a pioneer attempt to adopt a strategy for 75 million acres of public land in the Northwest - has so far achieved little but its own survival in the face of Republican attacks.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    Whiskey Peak: Great air, deteriorating ground

    Wyoming's Whiskey Peak, popular with hang-gliders, ranchers, wildlife and others, faces difficult decisions on which roads to close and which to improve for access.

  • News

    New Mexico environmentalists lease state lands

    In New Mexico, Forest Guardians and the Southwest Environmental Center succeed in winning a bid for a tract of state land on the Rio Puerco River.

  • News

    Ted Turner makes a deal

    Media mogul Ted Turner trades school trust lands for privacy in Montana.

  • News

    BLM fills a hot job

    The BLM appoints Jerry Meredith to manage the newly created, controversial Grand-Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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