Bureau of Land Management

Land transfer advocate and longtime agency combatant now leads BLM
Land transfer advocate and longtime agency combatant now leads BLM
William Perry Pendley has been tasked with overseeing 245 million acres of public lands he’s argued the federal government shouldn’t own.
Can Western states afford to break the boom-and-bust cycle?
Can Western states afford to break the boom-and-bust cycle?
Climate action on public lands would force a reckoning for fossil fuel dependent states and communities.
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
The legacy of colonialism on public lands created the Mauna Kea conflict
Public lands are often the only places where Indigenous sacred landscapes still exist.
BLM mulls energy development in sage grouse habitat
BLM mulls energy development in sage grouse habitat
Feds may restrict hardrock mining and put oil and gas leases on auction block.
Groups sue Wyoming over ‘data trespassing’ law
Groups sue Wyoming over ‘data trespassing’ law
The laws make it a crime to collect data on open land if the collector lacks certain permissions.
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
Cue the greater sage grouse lawsuits
With the bird’s non-listing under the Endangered Species Act, expect more of the legal crawl that got us here in the first place.
Idaho and BLM flout conservation laws for fallen officers
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
KDNK Radio and HCN editor Jodi Peterson talk sage grouse
The greater sage grouse is at the center of the biggest experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act.
BLM launches a native seeds strategy for damaged landscapes
BLM launches a native seeds strategy for damaged landscapes
The initiative aims to restore burned ecosystems and target fire-prone invasives like cheatgrass.
New research on how drilling affects deer in northwest Colorado
New research on how drilling affects deer in northwest Colorado
Landscape-level planning could help mule deer cope with the impacts of oil and gas.
Beekeepers vs. invasive species rules on federal lands
Beekeepers vs. invasive species rules on federal lands
Should apiarists be allowed to place hives of non-native honeybees on public lands?
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs
Tracking grazing’s impacts on bugs
A Montana biologist studies how livestock influence a favorite sage grouse food source.
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
Timeline of the sage grouse saga
One step forward, two steps back, starting from 1995.
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
In Interior Department listening session, Gillette miners air fears of new regulations.
Mule deer in decline, crude oil spills and violence against federal staffers.
The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer
The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer
Commissioners fear states could reduce county power and remove public access.
Efforts to save Utah's Cedar Mesa reach a crescendo
Efforts to save Utah's Cedar Mesa reach a crescendo
Conflicting county and state proposals would provide various levels of protection.
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
Documents show 15 incidents in 2014, but don't account for the Cliven Bundy standoff.
BLM advances solar project that will harm bighorn sheep
BLM advances solar project that will harm bighorn sheep
The Bechtel Corporation’s Soda Mountain solar farm will undo decades of conservation in California.
Controversy lingers at Missouri Breaks in Montana
Controversy lingers at Missouri Breaks in Montana
Ranchers, landowners, environmentalists still disagree over the designation.
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds
Counties use a ‘coordination’ clause to fight the feds
An obscure provision in two environmental laws is the weapon of choice in a bureaucratic Sagebrush Rebellion.
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