- Trump sweep of GOP field deflates federal land transfer push Updated: May-06-16 1:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Donald Trump's apparent lock on the Republican presidential nomination means advocates of large-scale transfers of federal lands to states in the West likely won't find support in the White House regardless of who wins election this November.
- Ringling's last 11 touring elephants retire to Florida Updated: May-06-16 11:09 am
The last 11 of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' touring elephants are officially retired, and enjoyed a buffet brunch of carrots, apples, celery, loaves of bread and lots of hay to celebrate.
- The Latest: Lawmaker seeks November marijuana referendum Updated: May-05-16 5:44 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):
- Forest Service plan would thwart Kalmiopsis nickel mine Updated: May-05-16 10:15 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A plan to exclude mineral development on about 100,000 acres of federal land, to thwart a proposed nickel mine near the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is nearing fruition.
- Forest Service to limit use of Colorado wilderness Updated: May-04-16 11:14 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service is considering a new management plan for the Snowmass-Maroon Bells Wilderness to limit use of the heavily traveled area.
- Fuel breaks to reduce wildfire risk built in Idaho, Oregon Updated: May-04-16 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are putting in emergency fuel breaks in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon to reduce wildfire risk while they work on an environmental assessment for a larger fuel break project for the area.
- DNR begins developing plan to move forestry office Updated: May-04-16 3:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Natural Resources is starting to build a plan for moving the Division of Forestry's headquarters out of Madison.
- Crews scramble to remove trees downed by Oregon winter Updated: May-04-16 3:16 pm
BEND, Oregon - Forest managers in central Oregon are racing to clean up trees downed by winter weather before summer tourists arrive.
- High winds delay prescribed burn near Grand Canyon Village Updated: May-04-16 3:15 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - A prescribed burn that had been planned near the historic district of Grand Canyon Village has been postponed due to high winds.
- Powell girl competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover Updated: May-04-16 2:41 pm
POWELL, Wyoming - Training a wild horse is tough - and doing it in 100 days is extremely tough, which is why it's called the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
- Correction: Interior Secretary-Montana story Updated: May-04-16 2:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - In a story May 3 about Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Land and Water Conservation Fund historically received $900 million annually. The fund is authorized to receive $900 million annually, but the actual amount varies from year to year.
- Judge rules in son's favor in Christmas tree farm feud Updated: May-03-16 12:41 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The owner of a popular Christmas tree farm can continue leasing the land from his parents despite their insistence that he stop, a judge ruled.
- Hudson PCB cleanup review to be discussed this week Updated: May-03-16 12:28 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging the public to attend a discussion this week about the recent cleanup of the upper Hudson River.
- George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies Updated: May-02-16 6:13 pm
CHADDS FORD, Pennsylvania - George Weymouth, a museum founder, conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits, has died.
- US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs Updated: May-02-16 4:13 pm
RENO, Nevada - Concerned about continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland in Nevada, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's state director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County - more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
- Oregon trails crews to get help from BLM mustangs Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - Some of Nevada's wild horses will be lending a hoof to Oregon trails crews this summer.
- The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance Updated: May-01-16 9:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):
- Feds seek public input on oil-and-gas leasing in Ohio forest Updated: May-01-16 9:14 am
ATHENS, Ohio - A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.
- Minot wants to hire an engineering firm for levee work Updated: Apr-30-16 7:29 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot officials want to hire an engineering firm to help bring the city's flood levees up to federal standards.
- Plan set for forest management along Alpena County trail Updated: Apr-30-16 5:17 pm
ALPENA, Michigan - State regulators have reached a decision on forest management along a trail network known as the Chippewa Hills Pathway in Alpena County.
- Coastal Commission staff recommends Newport Beach project Updated: Apr-30-16 4:17 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Two months after the head of the California Coastal Commission was fired, its staff has recommended approval of a plan to build nearly 900 homes and a hotel near Newport Beach.
- Forest Service eyes Jackson Hole guided shore fishing plan Updated: Apr-30-16 3:47 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to open non-wilderness areas in northern Jackson Hole to guided day-use shore fishing.
- Mallott calls new take on timber industry, environmentalism Updated: Apr-30-16 2:49 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is calling for less confrontation between environmentalists and Alaska's timber industry.
- Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation Updated: Apr-30-16 12:15 pm
RUSH VALLEY, Utah - The distrust and ongoing litigation often entrenched in the relationship between the federal government and the state of Utah over public lands management was nowhere to be found among the sagebrush in Tooele County recently.
- Youngest Planning Commission member does her homework Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
EUGENE, Oregon - "That was totally luck."