Stories tagged: Bureau of Land Management
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
New study finds BLM lands contribute billions from recreation to Idaho, Washington, other western states
Amid pressure in some states to transfer federal public land to state management and control, a study commissioned by several wildlife-related groups finds that federal land contributes billions of dollars …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
The Bureau of Land Management has banned target shooting in Eastern Washington due to high-fire danger, according to a news release.
Thu., July 5, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management is still investigating the cause of a fire near Lucky Peak Reservoir which began Wednesday evening and has since burned about 60 acres in the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Five environmental groups sued the federal government Friday, claiming the Interior Department conducted a petroleum lease sale in a part of northern Alaska known for its wildlife without proper environmental …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
The Bureau of Land management has changed sagebrush habit policy guidelines allowing some grazing and oil and gas leasing. The new policy reverses an Obama-era rule mandating that BLM offices …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management has ordered the Idaho National Guard to stop building a tank crossing on a road in a national conservation area until an environmental analysis is …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
A federal judge says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law in its plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
A new wildfire has started west of the Hanford Reservation and it was sending smoke drifting toward Spokane Monday.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
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: Tue., March 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
The Bureau of Land Management is looking for information about the person or people who spray-painted graffiti on the Black Cliffs climbing area along Highway 21 just outside of Boise.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
A 19-year-old man accused of sparking a Boise-area wildfire that destroyed one home and threatened dozens more has pleaded guilty.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Log home estate near Spokane Valley hits market at $3.5 million; belonged to former federal official
A luxury log home close to the city yet secluded on 200 forested acres has just hit the Spokane real estate market for the first time. And it can be …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The Ross Point Recreation Site on the Spokane River in Post Falls is targeted for some upgrades.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management has fined an Idaho woman who attempted to rescue an emaciated wild horse.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Transferring large areas of western land from federal ownership to willing states and counties is a disruptive idea, and one that generated lively comment on last week’s column. But that …
Mon., March 21, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea led a group of GOP lawmakers who wanted to negotiate with the protesters at the Oregon wildlife refuge. Local officials told them to stay away.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
BOISE – Even as fires ravage landscapes across the West, restoration crews already are on the ground amid the smoke, starting work on plans to reseed and rehabilitate the burned …
Mon., May 18, 2015, 2:15 p.m.
The Blackwell Island boat launch and recreation area will open for the season on Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 9:18 a.m.
BOISE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho.