Stories tagged: BLM
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wild horses expensive as adoption interest wanes
Billijo Beck and her 10-year-old daughter Grace walked the dusty path between Challis Wild Horse Corral pens last week looking for an addition to their stables. There were 18 horses …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Web page for BLM showcases coal mine
In a clear message about its policy priorities, the Trump administration has updated the home page for the federal agency that oversees public lands to showcase a large photo of …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Scablands waterfalls primed for hiking into wet landscape
Lowland snow and ice is waving goodbye to winter, leaving Eastern Washington squishing with water. This is prime time for a trek to absorb the power of a scablands waterfall.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Officials plan capture of wild horses in central Idaho
Federal officials say they plan to capture 150 wild horses starting later this month in central Idaho near Challis and remove about 50 for adoption. The U.S. Bureau of Land …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Transferring federal land: an old idea that still offends the masses
Having a beef with the federal government is as old as the USA. So is the associated idealism and greed that’s helping fuel the current campaigns to transfer federal public …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
BLM shuts down grazing areas
The Bureau of Land Management has formally barred sheep from three grazing allotments along the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers east and south of Riggins and reduced access to a …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
BLM places 2-year limit on mining in Methow Valley
The Bureau of Land Management says it will make 340,000 acres in Methow Valley off-limits to mining for two years while it studies the potential impact of large-scale mines.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bald eagle gathering nears record at Lake Coeur d’Alene
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system
Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
U.S. announces plans to protect rare Colorado, Utah birds
Federal land managers announced long-awaited plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Plans to spay wild horses draws scrutiny
A plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses has prompted backlash from a nonprofit horse group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Burns District said it plans to …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Idaho woman fined for trying to rescue wild horse
The Bureau of Land Management has fined an Idaho woman who attempted to rescue an emaciated wild horse.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Sage grouse concerns nix Oregon energy project
A federal appeals court has nixed a large wind energy project in southeast Oregon.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Coal program on agenda for Seattle meeting
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
BLM plan to manage 2.5 million acres in Oregon draws fire
Conservation and fishing groups and an Indian tribe announced Monday they have filed protests against a draft federal proposal to manage 2.5 million acres of land in western Oregon – …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, midnight
Emergency closure of Idaho public lands starts Sunday
Public lands in the Idaho Panhandle north of Interstate 90 and south of Bunco Road will be closed starting Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger.
Thu., May 21, 2015, midnight
Recreationists will find summer-like conditions for holiday outings
Campers, hikers, boaters and anglers should be thinking of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend as taking place in mid-to-late June rather than this Saturday through Monday. The region’s snowpack …
Sun., March 8, 2015, 7:06 a.m.
Scabland trails: Smell of sage lures hikers, bikers in March
Great horned owlettes are hatching, coyotes are denning and rattlesnakes are still groggy – all signals that it’s prime time to hike, bike or ride a horse through the sagebrush …
Thu., July 31, 2014, midnight
Landers: More thoughtful fence building helps keep critters safe
Fences are not natural to wildlife. Although Northwest critters have lived among fences for more than a century, they still run into them. They snag legs and other body parts …
Thu., July 10, 2014, midnight
Raul Labrador wants BLM land in Idaho County as gun range
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador introduced legislation Wednesday to transfer 31 acres from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to Idaho County in central Idaho for a gun range – and …
Thu., April 17, 2014, midnight
Rep. Matt Shea travels to Nevada to support defiant rancher
Spokane Valley state legislator Matt Shea traveled to Nevada last weekend to support defiant rancher Cliven Bundy’s stand that he doesn’t have to pay grazing fees on federal land. Shea …
Sun., April 13, 2014, midnight
BLM releases rancher’s cattle amid states’-rights dispute
Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their …
Sun., July 14, 2013, midnight
Officials see need to restrict exploding targets on public lands
Careless shooters blamed for starting wildfires have prompted federal land managers and most state agencies to restrict or ban the use of exploding targets on public lands in Idaho, Washington …
Sun., June 30, 2013, midnight
Budget cuts leave recreation areas relying on outside help
Recreation budgets are shrinking so fast, federal agencies are struggling to provide basic services such as garbage removal, road maintenance and trail clearing on popular public lands in the Inland …
Fri., May 10, 2013, midnight
BLM to hand over former railroad property to CdA
The BLM owns it, but it’s not exactly wild land. Freight trains long plowed through it, but the tracks are gone now.
Sun., April 7, 2013, midnight
San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s
Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2012, 9:10 p.m.
2012: Drought has big impact on wildlife, outdoor recreation
Drought had direct and indirect impacts on wildlife and outdoor recreation in 2012. The most obvious issues were the flames that forced rafters off the Salmon River and hikers, campers …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012, midnight
Out & About: Permits in transition at Mount Spokane
OUTPAY – A Discover Pass is still needed for parking a vehicle in most areas of Mount Spokane State Park, but the requirement soon will transition to a Sno-Park permit. …