Growth & Sustainability

The U.S. has become a nation of suburbs
The U.S. has become a nation of suburbs
In the West and elsewhere, suburban areas are growing as cities decline.
Latest: Forest Service report calls for changes in wildfire management
Latest: Forest Service report calls for changes in wildfire management
Increases in timber sales, prescribed burns and thinning projects are needed to save life and property.
‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
‘Organic’ litter is not copacetic
Even orange peels be damned — don’t toss your food on the trail.
Two "miners" may be seeking to shaft into U.S. Treasury
Two Oregon miners may have staked a claim to pressure the feds to buy them out.
From rocks to pot
Two Bureau of Land Management employees are arrested for growing marijuana on BLM land.
Arizona BLM punishes 'bad bureaucrat'
BLM hydrologist is censured after charging that groundwater pumping could harm the nation's first national conservation area along the San Pedro River.
A 'Holy Land' is saved in Montana
The "Gallatin Range Consolidation Act of 1993" land swap appeases loggers, pleases environmentalists and protects elk, grizzly and Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Ruinous roads
The Department of the Interior is writing new rules to interpret an 1866 mining law concerning road-building.
Let the public through
An upcoming vote on a Salt Lake County ordinance could help ensure access to public lands.
Shooting in the West
BLM Director Jim Baca proposes new regulations for filming on public lands.
At Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats it's a race for brine
The Bureau of Land Management agrees to add salt to Bonneville's receding Salt Flats.
Poaching prehistoric fish
Fossil poachers mar the landscape in a search for a prehistoric fish.
Hage confined to home
A judgment on tree-cutting in Toiyabe National Forest lands rancher Wayne Hage in jail.
County thinks again
Lincoln County, N.M., drops its land swap suit against the BLM.
Once a road always a road?
An1866 mining law ensures access to public lands.
BLM reinstates a long pause for filmmakers
A new BLM moviemaking policy creates controversy in Moab.
BLM manager in Wyoming gets trampled
BLM veteran Darrell Short is transferred after speaking out on range conditions.
Flawed in Oregon
The Wilderness Society blasts the BLM for management plans for Oregon forests.
Hikers are fenced out of wilderness
A housing development blocks access to Arizona's Coronado National Forest.
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