- Wilks brothers plan to open road on ranch Updated: Aug-29-15 3:28 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Access to 50,000 acres of federal land in the Upper Missouri River Breaks in north-central Montana will be reopened to the public soon.
- BLM rounds up wild horses after wildfire ravages habitat Updated: Aug-29-15 3:20 pm
OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho - U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials are in the process of moving nearly 300 wild horses after a 442-square-mile fire ravaged almost all viable forage.
- Feds: Giant burned area in SW Idaho can be rehabilitated Updated: Aug-26-15 9:55 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has the ability to reseed and rehabilitate a giant burned area on the Idaho-Oregon border where a wildfire scorched primary sage grouse habitat and grasslands needed by ranchers, the agency's director says.
- Agency may limit target shooting because of fires, damage Updated: Aug-26-15 7:44 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah - Rampant target shooting has scarred public lands with spattered paint, bullet holes and litter. It has caused wildfires, erased ancient rock art and even forced school kids to duck for cover.
- BLM closes case on developer's proposed land swap Updated: Aug-24-15 8:08 am
KINGMAN, Arizona - A Las Vegas developer isn't getting access to an aquifer in the Red Lake area after failing to respond to a Bureau of Land Management information request.
- BLM plan for western Colorado final Updated: Aug-22-15 11:36 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A document that will guide the management of more than 1 million acres in western Colorado for 20-plus years is now complete, but the battles are not over.
- Strange Wyoming bone cave giving up more Pleistocene secrets Updated: Aug-19-15 5:34 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A strange Wyoming cave eight stories deep continued to give up secrets as paleontologists for a second summer in a row dug and sifted through a subterranean boneyard of animals that fell in around the peak of the last ice age some 20,000 years ago.
- BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners Updated: Aug-18-15 10:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners is set to formally voice opposition to four new alternative management plans proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for 2.3 million acres of federal forestland in Western Oregon, known as the "O&C" lands.
- BLM extends comment period for proposed changes at The Wave Updated: Aug-18-15 6:13 am
PAGE, Arizona - The public has more time to comment on a proposal to increase fees and change the way permits are doled out at a monument near the Arizona-Utah border.
- Battle continues over roundup of wild horses near Rangely Updated: Aug-17-15 2:53 pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The Bureau of Land Management is planning to gather more than 160 wild horses in northwest Colorado next month, a move that could be put on hold by an organization looking to pursue legal action.
- Federal judge denies injunction in New Mexico drilling case Updated: Aug-17-15 2:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal agency.
- Wyoming brings out the big guns for coal hearing Updated: Aug-13-15 7:25 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming brought out the big guns for Thursday's hearing in Gillette on whether to charge coal companies more to mine on federal lands.
- Bureau of Land Management bat study aims to find roosts Updated: Aug-09-15 12:07 pm
BEND, Oregon - In her eight years catching bats, Nadja Schmidt has learned lessons about them.
- Burning Man gets federal permit; BLM scraps 'lavish' request Updated: Aug-08-15 2:41 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has granted the Burning Man festival its special recreation permit and has rescinded its request for upgraded accommodations at the event.
- New land exchange proposal involving Wilks ranch Updated: Aug-08-15 2:37 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Montana's largest landowner is proposing a new land exchange with the federal Bureau of Land Management after a previous one met opposition from hunters.
- President signs legislation creating new Idaho wilderness Updated: Aug-07-15 4:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - President Barack Obama on Friday signed a wilderness bill protecting 275,000 acres in central Idaho.
- BLM, Humane Society offer rewards in Wyoming horse shootings Updated: Aug-06-15 4:26 pm
WORLAND, Wyoming - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Humane Society of the United States are offering rewards for information leading to whoever killed 21 horses in the Thermopolis area.
- Logging project sparked fire near CA-NV line north of Reno Updated: Aug-05-15 9:46 pm
RENO, Nevada - A mechanical saw at a fuels reduction project near the California-Nevada line apparently sparked a wildfire that has burned about 17 square miles of remote, rugged forest and high desert 100 miles north of Reno.
- Wyoming, Montana unsatisfied with federal sage grouse plan Updated: Jul-30-15 6:58 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governors of Wyoming and Montana say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western states' own programs to help the struggling species.