Stories tagged: Bureau of Land Management
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
BLM changes sagebrush habitat management policies, likely won’t impact Washington
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.
Federal land manager to Idaho National Guard: Stop building
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.
Feds plan to remove protections for 10 million acres of sage grouse habitat
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.
Judge: BLM broke law in plan to sterilize Idaho wild horses
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.
Wildfire breaks out west of Hanford Reservation; smoke could reach Spokane Monday
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.
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: Tue., March 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Cyanide device on U.S. land in Idaho broke agency policy
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.
Bureau of Land Management offers reward for graffiti info
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.
Man accused of causing wildfire with fireworks pleads guilty
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees in Idaho
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
Ross Point facility on Spokane River targeted for upgrades
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.
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.
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.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Benefits could outweigh the costs in transferring federal land to the states
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.
GOP lawmakers were asked to stay away from Oregon refuge occupation
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
Strategy to reseed burned land takes shape
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.
Blackwell Island boat launch opens Thursday
The Blackwell Island boat launch and recreation area will open for the season on Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 9:18 a.m.
Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby
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.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
Environmental groups eye Idaho sage grouse ruling
BOISE — A small portion of a federal judge’s ruling in Idaho against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management concerning grazing permits in sage grouse habitat is being eyed as …
Thu., July 10, 2014
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
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
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 …