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Agency Agrees to Reduce Virginia Logging Plans

April 2, 2019 — The Forest Service has scaled back a proposed logging project in a scenic area of the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, earning praise from conservationists. Agency officials initially proposed logging nearly 1,500 acres aroundMore

Agency Approves Plan for Arizona Copper Mine

March 26, 2019 — The Forest Service has approved a Canadian firm’s plan of operations for a nearly $2 billion open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc., plans to extractMore

BLM Considers Burning Man Expansion

March 19, 2019 — The Bureau of Land Management is considering a request to allow 20,000 more people to attend the Burning Man celebration in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year. Currently, 80,000 people are permitted to attendMore

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