Public Lands

Latest: Park Service to cull part of Grand Canyon’s bison herd
Latest: Park Service to cull part of Grand Canyon’s bison herd
The burgeoning North Rim population threatens vegetation, water and cultural sites.
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
Key stories for understanding the monuments memo
Key stories for understanding the monuments memo
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has advised Trump to modify 10 designations.
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Zinke calls for a review of conservation plans.
Why the next generation needs public lands
Why the next generation needs public lands
Experiences in the wilderness are crucial for troubled youth.
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?
The Interior Secretary hints at a smaller, scattered national monument.
Making the California coast public for all
Making the California coast public for all
Invisible barriers have kept people of color at bay.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
The Interior Department orders a review of sage grouse plans
Some Western governors warn against an overhaul of the sweeping 2015 efforts.
Enviros and BLM reach major public lands settlement in Utah
Enviros and BLM reach major public lands settlement in Utah
Thousands of miles of off-highway routes will get new travel management plans.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
Will the state’s movement to protect public lands affect Greg Gianforte?
Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public-land mistakes?
Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public-land mistakes?
If the initiative is successful, it could be a model for other states.
Latest:  Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Latest: Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Stakeholder groups have limited options to weigh in on federal policy-making.
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
Why we should fight against Utah’s war on public lands
And where to submit your comments to protect Bears Ears National Monument.
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s law firm stands to benefit from a project he would oversee.
Where Trump has weakened public and scientific input
Where Trump has weakened public and scientific input
Suspended advisory boards and dismissed scientists hamper policy-making.
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Some Bundy supporters see the jury deadlock as a sliver of hope.
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
The state reverses course and decides not to sell its first state forest.
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
Could Trump dismantle the American West?
How the president’s ‘deconstruction’ doctrine threatens public lands.
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Interior has yet to meet with Bears Ears tribal leaders
Zinke is losing the faith of a tribal coalition as a monument review looms.