Growth & Sustainability

Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Public policy solutions need to grapple with, not ignore, this economic reality.
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
An affluent Utah community spent millions to extinguish its fear of fire. Decades later, they’re still trying to buy their way out of a bottomless pit.
Close encounters with the bear kind
Close encounters with the bear kind
The very places that attract visitors and newcomers for their proximity to wildlife grapple with a spike in bear-human incidents.
Are the feds land-grabbers?
A General Accounting Office report on federal lands acreage reveals conflicting statistics.
BLM accepts eco-challenge
A controversial "Eco-Challenge" race through Utah's canyon country is approved by the BLM despite much opposition from environmentalists.
Unranchers get competitive
Environmentalists try to lease state lands that usually are given to ranchers.
The Great Basin: America's wasteland seeks a new identity
The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but now new visions are defining the region.
R.S. 2477 detoured again
Department of Interior delays deadline for resolving a dispute over R.S. 2477, which encourages road building on public lands.
Race alarms public; methane project doesn't
Public ignores proposed coal-bed methane project while commenting loudly on cross-country race in Utah.
Bidding war shakes up Idaho grazing leases
Ranchers bid against each other and the Idaho Watersheds Project for grazing leases on Idaho state land.
Especially expensive agents
A Department of Interior audit accuses BLM's law enforcement division of extravagance.
Delay again for R.S. 2477
Department of Interior extends its comment period on R.S. 2477.
BLM: The Next Generation
Listed officials of the BLM
The BLM: New faces and new attitudes
New appointees at the BLM reflect a change in the agency.
Enviros sue state land board
Environmentalists sue state land board to institute "truly competitive bidding" on leases of state-owned land.
Ranchers blamed for transfer of BLM veteran
BLM land manager Darrel Short blames ranchers for forced transfer.
No new roads
Interior Department proposes new rules for highway-building on public lands.
City Slickers should leave wilderness rough
Movie makers leave land damaged after filming City Slickers II
Utah kids benefit from state land reform
State land management reforms in Utah raise money for schools.
'Unranchers' reach for West's state lands
Conservationists discover state lands and bid against ranchers to lease them.
Millions for furniture
Federal audit shows $5.4 million intended for reforestation to have been misspent.
A spinning door
Former BLM official Joe Hall is hired as consultant by Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
A leaking public lands fund
Groups urge better use of Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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