Stories tagged: bureau of land management
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
Regional rules governing motorized electric bikes vary and, with the approval of a new federal order allowing e-bikes on national parks and other public lands, that variance has only increased.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019
The Trump administration’s plan to move the government’s largest land management office from Washington to the West evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday.
Mon., June 3, 2019
U.S. land managers violated environmental laws and their own regulations when issuing dozens of leases to drill in one of the nation’s busiest oilfields, environmentalists claimed Monday in the latest …
Fri., May 17, 2019
An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of non-native plants to increase forage …
Thu., April 25, 2019
Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
Thieves have been helping themselves to Douglas fir trees on federal land near Pinehurst, Idaho. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful prosecution of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A new wildfire has started west of the Hanford Reservation and it was sending smoke drifting toward Spokane Monday.
Thu., April 6, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Ross Point Recreation Site on the Spokane River in Post Falls is targeted for some upgrades.
Mon., June 6, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management has fined an Idaho woman who attempted to rescue an emaciated wild horse.