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Major Expansion of Utah Ski Area Proposed

July 17, 2018 — The owners of a small ski area in Utah have grand plans for a major expansion into a wild corner of the Wasatch Range. The proposal includes construction of a 4.3-mile gondola that wouldMore

Agency Must Decide on Nestlé Permit

June 12, 2018 — Forest Service officials in California must decide within a month whether to reissue a permit to Nestlé to withdraw water from the San Bernardino National Forest, according to a settlement agreement reached last week.More

Bill Would Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas

June 1, 2018 — Utah Sen. Mike Lee has introduced a bill that would open wilderness areas to mountain bikes, matching similar legislation making its way through the House of Representatives. Lee’s bill would give federal land managersMore

“Mud Boggers” Damage Fragile Meadow

May 25, 2018 — What’s some people’s idea of a good time? Taking that four-wheel drive and tearing through a wild meadow! The latest incident of illegal “mud bogging” on national forests has done extensive damage to aMore

Conservationists Challenge Ohio Pipeline

May 1, 2018 — A trio of conservation groups is challenging a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline across Ohio’s Wayne National Forest. Yesterday, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biodiversity filedMore

Trouble for Trees in Cities

April 19, 2018 — America’s urban forests are on the decline. Forest Service researchers found that tree cover in cities and towns dropped by about 175,000 acres per year between 2009 and 2014. That corresponds to a lossMore

BLM Awards Drilling Leases Near Utah Monuments

March 21, 2018 — Bureau of Land Management officials secured bids yesterday for oil and gas leases on dozens of parcels in Utah, including land near the Bears Ears, Canyons of the Ancients and Hovenweep national monuments. OilMore

ESA Protection Sought for Rare Salamander

March 15, 2018 — A rare salamander found only in rugged terrain along the Oregon-California border should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, conservationists contend. Long and brown with white speckles, the Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives inMore