Instead, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) put regulations in place on federal land meant to alleviate the threats to the bird. But a new industry report released last Tuesday suggests the regulations are biased against livestock grazing, and could do more harm than good.
USFS said that most of the 2016 large fires have burned in Southern California in the urban interface where there are billions of dollars in assets and 22 million people. These urban interface fires are costly to fight. For example, USFS spent $245 million on this year’s Soberanes Fire on the Los Padres National Forest, protecting over $6.
The public continues to reel from the shockwave sent through the country by the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s Sept. 9 recommendation that the BLM euthanize or sell without limitation all animals in long- and short-term holding deemed “unadoptable.
On the final day of its biannual regular meeting, this year held in Elko, NV, the board advised BLM to follow the stipulations of the Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 that allow for “all suitable animals in long- and short-term...
He said he expected these new documents to dominate a lot of the discussion at PLC’s annual meeting, which occurred last week in Boise, ID. PLC leaders planned to meet with BLM Deputy Director Steve Ellis and other high-level officials to discuss the documents,.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) revealed on Sept. 1 a seven-year work plan to take a bite out of its backlog of Endangered Species Act (ESA) decisions. USFWS faces decision deadlines on over 550 species that have been petitioned for listing, and hundreds more that the agency has already determined may warrant listing.
On Aug. 11, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released draft land-use regulations in the name of Gunnison sage-grouse protection in Colorado and southeast Utah. The draft regulations come in light of the U.S.
Anyone who has stepped foot inside Notre Dame Cathedral or Prague Castle is sure to be grateful to the French and Czechian governments for preserving such awesome pieces of history. America has her own spectacular historic sites—ranging from Pueblo adobe buildings of the Southwest to the French Quarter of New Orleans.
New guidance issued by the current administration now calls for all federal agencies to consider climate change before taking any action, whether it’s building a military base, approving a logging job, or allowing grazing to continue on federal land. The guidance, released by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Aug.
As Montana’s last and largest Indian water compact chugs toward the finish line, heated debate makes for a wild ride. For over a decade, the compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT or compact) on the Flathead Indian Reservation has been kneaded and pounded by state, tribal, and U.S.
Domestic sheep have grazed on the Gravelly Landscape of southwestern Montana since the 1860s. But the Gallatin Wildlife Association is suing to get those sheep removed. The group claims that domestic sheep are responsible for disease outbreaks among the bighorn sheep population, introduced to the area by Montana Fish and Wildlife in 2001.
Westerners often decry the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as having little use other than as a regulatory blunt object that demolishes economies wherever it’s employed. To date, it has had a 1.5-percent success rate at recovering species.
Last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced some dizzying numbers regarding wild horse overpopulation on the western range. More than 67,000 wild horses and burros are roaming the range, according to BLM.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans held a hearing last Tuesday to discuss the Blackfeet Water Rights Compact, which—if ratified by Congress—would provide the tribe with $469 million in federal and...
The State of New Mexico has filed for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to stop the federal agency from releasing more Mexican wolves into the state. The USFWS has so far released two wolves into New Mexico without the state’s permission, and has indicated it plans to release more.