Stories tagged: public land
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Less than a year ago Mitzi Schindele brought together a group of different outdoor recreation users and formed the Olympic Public Access Coalition who hope to keep the areas they …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has agreed to pay about $360,000 a year to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land.
Sat., July 14, 2018
Due to high fire danger, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, working with Stevens County, has temporarily closed a portion of state land to shooting.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Idaho officials have decided to continue buying timberland and farmland to generate revenue for public schools following a financial consultant’s review of the state’s reinvestment plan.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Armed assault and lawful protest were the opposing scenarios presented to a federal jury in Las Vegas as the retrial began for four men who bore assault-style weapons during a …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
After touring the “unique” Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
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 …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
The director of the Idaho Department of Lands says he’ll hire an independent auditor to review the agency’s records involving decades-old sales of state lands that two environmental groups say …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Idaho officials are in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Forest Service on possibly buying federal public lands.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
More than 1,000 people from across the state joined a rally inside the Montana Capitol against federal land transfers while calling for improved access to public lands.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
judge has rejected Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s lawsuit contending the Obama administration acted illegally by imposing federal land-use restrictions intended to protect the sage grouse in Idaho and southwestern Montana.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
State officials on Tuesday presented Idaho’s public schools with a ceremonial check for about $37 million.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
A controversial land swap deal between the state and a private company in southern Montana has been approved.
Sun., March 1, 2015, 6:22 a.m.
Sportsmen hooked on the rewards of hunting and fishing beyond roads and rigs are dropping their packs in Spokane this week. The 4th annual North American Rendezvous of Backcountry Hunters …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 12:14 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials today approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued an emergency order to ban recreational shooting on about 5,290 acres of public land near Fishtrap Lake. The closure is aimed at …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
BOISE – The Bureau of Land Management must release the names and addresses of people with grazing permits on the nation’s public land, a federal judge has ruled. The decision, …
Sat., Oct. 25, 1997
State Trust Lands A Bonanza, First Audit Shows Yield $5.4 Billion In All Since 1970, With Half For School Construction
State lands have produced $5.4 billion since 1970 for the benefit of public schools and other institutions, according to a first-ever comprehensive report on the assets. Lands Commissioner Jennifer Belcher …
Thu., Oct. 16, 1997
Congress Delays Fee Hike For Forest Leases Craig Provision Would Phase In Huge Increases For Cabin Sites
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to delay huge increases in land-use fees facing many people who own cabins in the national forests. The Forest Service is appraising cabin sites …
Thu., Oct. 16, 1997
Environmentalists fighting development of two roads into private lands in grizzly bear habitat east of Ashton have won an appeal from the U.S. Forest Service. The decision by Deputy Regional …
Thu., Sept. 18, 1997
The Hagadone Corp. is asking the Idaho Transportation Department to sell about 4 acres near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. John Barlow of the Hagadone Corp. is appearing before …
Wed., Aug. 2, 1995
A plan to transfer 270 million acres of federal land to the states is expensive and unfair, a Clinton administration official said Tuesday. Bonnie Cohen, an assistant secretary at the …
Tue., July 11, 1995
Foe Of Grazing Will Bid On Land If Idaho Land Board Rejects His Application, Conservationist Plans To Challenge Law In Court
Hailey conservationist Jon Marvel has his eye on another chunk of state range land in eastern Idaho. Marvel said he has applied to bid on a 960-acre parcel of state …
Wed., March 29, 1995
‘Sagebrush’ Revolt Will Be Won Without Bloodshed Nye County, Nev., Commissioner Addresses Colville Crowd About Local Control Of Federal Lands
Commissioners in Nye County, Nev., have “worked hard” for 17 months to provoke the lawsuit the federal government filed against the county earlier this month, Nye County Commissioner Dick Carver …