Growth & Sustainability

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.
The ‘shenanigans’ behind a federal employee’s decision to blow the whistle
The ‘shenanigans’ behind a federal employee’s decision to blow the whistle
Pressured by higher-ups, a Fish and Wildlife field supervisor smoothed the way for a 28,000-home development along a fragile Arizona river.
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
Babbitt is trying to nationalize the BLM
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt discusses at the first-ever BLM summit plans to revolutionize the BLM.
Wise-use ordinances suffer legal setback
Boundary County land-use plan found unconstitutional.
Baca at the barricades
Jim Baca faces removal as BLM director.
BLM union comes to Moab
BLM employees vote to unionize because of management and morale problems.
The return of Tom Horn?
The Tom Horn Society claims responsibility for the bombing of a BLM office in Reno.
J'accuse in Oregon
The Hells Canyon Preservation Council claims the Forest Service is guilty of desecrating petroglyphs by building roads to Pittsburg Landing.
Office bombed in Nevada
A bomb explodes at the Bureau of Land Management office in Reno.
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.
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