Bureau of Land Management

Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
The agency hopes the Hammonds’ cows will reduce fire risk in eastern Oregon.
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
The decisions could curb greenhouse gas emissions from public lands.
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Prosecutor says missteps were inadvertent.
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
Searchable BLM reports and satellite images for 20,000 grazing allotments.
The BLM fails to provide public records
The BLM fails to provide public records
The agency's main Freedom of Information Act office appears incompetent or overworked.
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Mapping threats on public land
Mapping threats on public land
Intimidation of federal officials is widespread across the West.
Western states eye federal lands—again
Western states eye federal lands—again
The ultra-right ‘remedy’ for public lands.
Defuse the West
Defuse the West
Public-land employees are easy targets for a violent, government-hating fringe.
Reports from the front lines
Reports from the front lines
Excerpts from official accounts of threats against U.S. Forest Service and BLM employees.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
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Extreme Makeover, the BLM episode
Extreme Makeover, the BLM episode
How a gigantic federal bureaucracy is positioning itself to manage resources at a “landscape” level.
A public land swap for the rich
A public land swap for the rich
As a deal gets sweetened, how do you measure what’s fair?
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
Climate canary
Climate canary
Greenhouse gases are changing the way we talk about coal.
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
A detailed history of the conflict, starting in 1953.
Public Record: Cliven Bundy
Public Record: Cliven Bundy
Court and federal documents chronicle a long history of grazing battles.
Inside the BLM's abrupt decision not to ban shooting in an Arizona national monument
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
The Latest: Interior approves a 990-mile-long transmission line
Parts of the Gateway West project are still open to veto from the BLM.
BLM teams with researchers to protect midget faded rattlesnake
BLM teams with researchers to protect midget faded rattlesnake
Biologists and federal officials hope to direct booming oil, gas and wind development away from the rare reptile in southwest Wyoming and northwest Colorado
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.
Secret getaways of the National Landscape Conservation System
Secret getaways of the National Landscape Conservation System
A desert hiker finds a lot to like in little-known Bureau of Land Management gems.
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