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Colorado Wilderness Bill Proposed

January 28, 2019 — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet will introduce legislation this week that would create about 73,000 acres of new wilderness areas in the state and extend protection to about 400,000 acres. Bennet’s legislation combines four billsMore

Legislation Backs Northern Minnesota Mine

January 17, 2019 — In his first bill introduced as a member of Congress, Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) is pushing for a land exchange that could clear the way for a massive copper and nickel mine near LakeMore

Objections Filed to Alaska Logging Plans

January 4, 2019 — Conservation groups have filed extensive objections to a plan to log thousands of acres of the Tongass National Forest over a 15-year period. An 85-page objection letter prepared by Earthjustice on behalf of nineMore

A Few Trails in Columbia River Gorge Reopen

November 26, 2018 — The Forest Service has reopened a six-mile stretch of road and several hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon, a year after the Eagle Creek Fire burned 50,000 acres.More

Old-Growth Logging Proposed for Tongass

November 2, 2018 — Forest Service officials today released a draft decision that calls for carrying out large-scale old-growth logging on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest over the next 15 years. As much as 235 million board feet ofMore

Feds Shelve Oil and Gas Leases—For Now

October 25, 2018 — Faced with criticism from top Colorado officials, the Trump administration last week backed away from plans to open nearly 150,000 acres of public land in the state to oil and gas drilling. Colorado Gov.More

Plan Would Limit Target Shooting in Colorado

September 21, 2018 — A draft decision released yesterday would prohibit recreational target shooting on 225,574 acres on the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. The report follows a five-year process in which Forest Service officials workedMore

Operation Goat Lift Begins

September 10, 2018 — An operation to remove non-native mountain goats from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state gets under way today. More than 700 goats live in the Olympic Mountains, descended from a handful released there byMore