Growth & Sustainability

What it’s like to fight wildfires in the West
What it’s like to fight wildfires in the West
A photojournalist and firefighter describes the challenges of battling wildland blazes.
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
A new documentary explores progress and place in fracking country.
Imperiled wildlife are caught in a political tug-of-war
Imperiled wildlife are caught in a political tug-of-war
The proposed bills and rule changes that would reshape the Endangered Species Act.
A leaking public lands fund
Groups urge better use of Land and Water Conservation Fund.
South Pass reconsidered
Wyoming environmental group gets Bureau of Land Management to reconsider the route of a natural gas pipeline over historic South Pass.
RS 2477: A loophole for vandals
ORV users claim rights-of-way through 1866 law.
Babbitt is trying to nationalize the BLM
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt discusses at the first-ever BLM summit plans to revolutionize the BLM.
Wise-use ordinances suffer legal setback
Boundary County land-use plan found unconstitutional.
Baca at the barricades
Jim Baca faces removal as BLM director.
BLM union comes to Moab
BLM employees vote to unionize because of management and morale problems.
The return of Tom Horn?
The Tom Horn Society claims responsibility for the bombing of a BLM office in Reno.
J'accuse in Oregon
The Hells Canyon Preservation Council claims the Forest Service is guilty of desecrating petroglyphs by building roads to Pittsburg Landing.
Office bombed in Nevada
A bomb explodes at the Bureau of Land Management office in Reno.
Two "miners" may be seeking to shaft into U.S. Treasury
Two Oregon miners may have staked a claim to pressure the feds to buy them out.
From rocks to pot
Two Bureau of Land Management employees are arrested for growing marijuana on BLM land.
Arizona BLM punishes 'bad bureaucrat'
BLM hydrologist is censured after charging that groundwater pumping could harm the nation's first national conservation area along the San Pedro River.
A 'Holy Land' is saved in Montana
The "Gallatin Range Consolidation Act of 1993" land swap appeases loggers, pleases environmentalists and protects elk, grizzly and Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Ruinous roads
The Department of the Interior is writing new rules to interpret an 1866 mining law concerning road-building.
Let the public through
An upcoming vote on a Salt Lake County ordinance could help ensure access to public lands.
Shooting in the West
BLM Director Jim Baca proposes new regulations for filming on public lands.
At Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats it's a race for brine
The Bureau of Land Management agrees to add salt to Bonneville's receding Salt Flats.
Poaching prehistoric fish
Fossil poachers mar the landscape in a search for a prehistoric fish.
Hage confined to home
A judgment on tree-cutting in Toiyabe National Forest lands rancher Wayne Hage in jail.
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