Category: Dispatch

Perdue Releases New All-Employee Message

January 5, 2018 — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue delivered another message to his employees yesterday, emphasizing that his “OneUSDA” initiative will entail changes that “may be drastically different than the old ways of doing things.” Three daysMore

Judge Declares Mistrial in Bundy Case

December 21, 2017 — They’re off the hook again, at least for now. Yesterday, a federal judge declared a mistrial in the government’s case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and Ryan Payne,More

Perdue Outlines Objectives for Forest Service

December 12, 2017 — Whither the Forest Service under the Trump administration? Employees within the agency and those who care about national forests have asked that question since Trump’s election more than a year ago. But the agency—taskedMore

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