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    Utah counties bulldoze the BLM, Park Service

    Utah county commissioners in San Juan, Garfield and Kane counties bulldoze illegal roads into BLM and Park Service lands, including wilderness study areas and the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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    Colorado voters decide fate of 3 million acres

    Colorado's Amendment 16 would allow state school trust lands to be managed for values other than money - and some fear that would mean harm to Colorado school budgets.

  • Book Reviews

    Two reports set the stage for Sierra Nevada's future

    Reviews of "Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Report" and "Sierra Nevada Wealth Index."

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    Marvel wins a round

    The Idaho Supreme Court rules that the State Land Board erred in granting a grazing lease to a Challis rancher who had been outbid by anti-grazing activist Jon Marvel.

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    State lands: money isn't everything

    Colorado Gov. Roy Romer drafts a ballot initiative to force the state land board to consider long-term stewardship and protection of state-owned lands.

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    Arizona state land opens for conservation

    The new Arizona Preserve Initiative allows conservationists to lease state lands, but only those within a three-mile radius of major cities.

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    Phoenix will try to save desert wash

    Arizona tells the city of Phoenix that it must come up with $25 million to preserve the nearby state-owned Cave Creek Wash.

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    Rebels without a case

    A U.S. District Court strikes down Nye County, Nevada's ordinance claiming county ownership of all public lands in its borders.

  • Book Reviews

    They did it themselves

    Federal employees and outside experts under the auspices of AFSEEE develop a management plan for the Columbia Basin - a volunteer effort that cost taxpayers nothing.

  • News

    Land Board bias questioned

    Idaho environmentalists fight with the state Land Board over leasing parcels for conservation instead of grazing and win a court victory.

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    Ranchers win again

    Ranchers win state grazing permits in New Mexico after eight of nine competing bids by environmentalists are rejected by the state.

  • Related Stories

    The disagreement is total

    Would-be miner Ron Pene and the BLM disagree on Westwater Canyon's wilderness.

  • News

    Is another senator backpedaling?

    Sportsmen and conservationists criticize Craig Thomas for not considering public access in his bill to turn over BLM land to states.

  • Book Reviews

    Report blasts land giveaways

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's report "Selling Our Heritage" blasts congressional plans to give away public lands.

  • News

    Right-of-way or give-away?

    A bill introduced by Rep. Jim Hansen of Utah could allow roads to be bulldozed across national parks and wilderness areas.

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