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Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Grazing Permits

May 14, 2019 — Conservationists filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging the renewal of grazing permits for two Oregon ranchers who had previously been imprisoned after being found guilty of setting fire to public lands. Dwight Hammond and hisMore

BLM Headquarters Moving West, Interior Official Says

May 2, 2019 — The Bureau of Land Management’s Washington, D.C. headquarters will move west, a top Department of the Interior official told a congressional subcommittee this week, drawing criticism from Democrats on the panel. Scott Cameron, theMore

More Trouble for Trump’s Interior Department

April 25, 2019 — A half dozen officials in President Trump’s Department of the Interior are under investigation for possible ethics violations, according to a Washington Post article published this week. All are accused of engaging with formerMore

Photo Retake Project Documents Long-Term Changes

April 16, 2019 — Sometimes a great deal of insight about how landscapes change over time can be gained through relatively low-tech approaches. A “repeat photography” project on Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest offers a case in point. HalfMore

Ex-Lobbyist Bernhardt New Interior Department Chief

April 12, 2019 — David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the oil and gas industry who has drawn intense criticism for alleged conflicts of interest during his stint as a top official in the Trump administration’s Department ofMore

Group Sues Over Drilling Near Mount St. Helens

April 9, 2019 — A conservation group is suing the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management for approving a Canadian company’s request to explore for gold and other minerals just outside the Mount St. Helens NationalMore

Controversial Utah Ski Expansion On Hold—For Now

April 5, 2019 — The owners of a small Utah ski area have apparently withdrawn a request for a Forest Service permit that would clear the way for a major expansion into a roadless area of the Uinta-Wasatch-CacheMore