Category: Dispatch

Trump Guts Utah Monuments

December 4, 2017 — Donald Trump signed a pair of proclamations today that would shrink two national monuments in Utah in what would be the largest rollback of federally protected land in American history. Speaking in Salt LakeMore

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Copper Mine

December 1, 2017 — A quartet of conservation groups filed a lawsuit earlier this week challenging the Forest Service’s approval of a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. The lawsuit alleges theMore

Air Force Training Proposal Draws Criticism

November 16, 2017 — A U.S. Air Force proposal to expand training flights over New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, including over designated wilderness areas, has drawn a strong negative reaction from local residents who fear the flights wouldMore

Study: Murrelet Decline Continues

October 27, 2017 — Marbled murrelets, the diminutive seabirds that fly inland to lay eggs high in the crooks of old-growth Northwest forests, will likely go extinct in Oregon in coming years if no action is taken toMore

Ousted Montana District Ranger Gets His Post Back

October 13, 2017 — A Forest Service district ranger in Montana who had been reassigned after tussling with local landowners over access to national forest land will get his job back after an internal review, according to aMore

Senator Calls Out Errors in National Monument Report

September 21, 2017 — The Trump administration’s plan to roll back national monument designations was blasted this week by New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich, who, during a congressional hearing, pointed out several factual errors in a report issuedMore

Park Service to Cull Grand Canyon Bison

September 12, 2017 — More than a century ago, ranchers introduced bison to the Kaibab Plateau of northern Arizona, hoping they would crossbreed with their cattle. A century later, descendants of those bison have wandered from the KaibabMore

Conservationists Challenge Pipeline Plan

September 6, 2017 — A coalition of conservation groups is challenging a draft Forest Service decision to allow a Virginia energy company to build a $5 billion, 600-mile-long natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests. TheMore