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2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Plans have been finalized to set aside 1.9 million acres of public land in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for commercial development of about 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil, the Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday. Those plans also include protecting some critical BLM and wilderness areas. The oil is locked in shale under the so-called Green River Formation that spans three states. The BLM amended 12 land-use plans in its "Final Programmatic...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

By Selma Sierra The Federal Land Policy and Management Act mandates that Bureau of Land Management manage public lands for multiple uses such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, energy exploration and production, conservation and timber production. Additionally, the act establishes that the BLM sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In making decisions about land use, FLPMA requires the BLM...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--The conflict between motorized travel and quieter recreation isn't likely to subside any time soon in the Kanab region. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a two-volume proposed land-use plan for 550,000 acres of public land in Kane and Garfield counties that lets stand all but 25 miles of off-highway vehicle trail mapped in a preliminary study. "It's just kind of overkill," said Liz Thomas, an attorney for the Southern...

2008-07-11 06:00:24

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday renewed a call for Congress to release 10,240 acres of federal land at Sunrise Mountain from wilderness study, which the agency said would make it easier to remove trash and manage other evidence of sprawl on the eastern outskirts of Las Vegas. The BLM's request has gained little attention on Capitol Hill. In Nevada, leaders of several environmental groups were...

2008-07-05 15:00:11

By STACI MATLOCK Tom Udall leads a push to recognize the 17,638-acre Sabinoso Wilderness World: Public access relies on landowners SABINOSO WILDERNESS, N.M. -- Sam DesGeorges rested his buckskin horse on a rocky trail midway up a mesa in northeastern New Mexico. Above and below, jumbled stands of junipers and pinons, cholla cactus and scrub oak grew out of the steep slope. More terra cotta- colored mesas and golden grasslands stretched away to the eastern horizon. When human voices...


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