Bureau of Land Management http://nwpr.org en Feds To Remove Fewer Wild Horses From Western Rangelands This Year http://nwpr.org/post/feds-remove-fewer-wild-horses-western-rangelands-year <p>The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to capture and remove fewer wild horses from Western rangelands this summer. An agency statement blames budget constraints and already-full holding pens. Correspondent Tom Banse has more. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:16:27 +0000 Tom Banse 49049 at http://nwpr.org Feds To Remove Fewer Wild Horses From Western Rangelands This Year New Draft Plans To Conserve Greater Sage Grouse http://nwpr.org/post/new-draft-plans-conserve-greater-sage-grouse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal officials Friday released a draft plan to protect habitat for greater sage grouse in parts of the Northwest. Sage grouse numbers have been dwindling as their habitat decreases.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:25:10 +0000 Courtney Flatt 37812 at http://nwpr.org New Draft Plans To Conserve Greater Sage Grouse Boy Scouts Help Repair Plundered Historic Trail http://nwpr.org/post/boy-scouts-help-repair-plundered-historic-trail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Restoration work got underway this weekend on a two mile stretch of the Oregon Trail that cuts through southern Idaho. Officials with the Bureau of Land Management in Burley worked with local Boy Scouts to fill about 400 holes illegally dug by artifact hunters sometime this summer.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 23:37:43 +0000 David Nogueras 34612 at http://nwpr.org Boy Scouts Help Repair Plundered Historic Trail Forest Service, BLM Ban Exploding Targets In Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/forest-service-blm-ban-exploding-targets-northwest <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Federal land managers have banned the use of exploding targets on public lands in the Northwest. The concern is wildfires.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:35:43 +0000 Tom Banse 30813 at http://nwpr.org Forest Service, BLM Ban Exploding Targets In Northwest Government Report: Coal Companies Are Pocketing Millions At Taxpayers’ Expense http://nwpr.org/post/government-report-coal-companies-are-pocketing-millions-taxpayers-expense <p>The Federal government is missing out on tens of millions of dollars in revenue from companies that mine coal on public lands. That’s according to a new report released by the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:59:01 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 29193 at http://nwpr.org Government Report: Coal Companies Are Pocketing Millions At Taxpayers’ Expense Audit Pushed To Rekindle Mining Act Reforms http://nwpr.org/post/audit-pushed-rekindle-mining-act-reforms <p>A report released today indicates the United States Government has no idea exactly how much gold, silver and copper is being dug up from public lands. Lawmakers say it’s one more reason to overhaul a mining law from the 1800s.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:32:21 +0000 Aaron Kunz 19712 at http://nwpr.org Audit Pushed To Rekindle Mining Act Reforms BLM Proposes Logging More Selectively, Replanting Fewer Trees http://nwpr.org/post/blm-proposes-logging-more-selectively-replanting-fewer-trees <p>What happens if a timber harvest is a little more like a fire or windstorm that leaves patches of trees behind? And what happens if you don&rsquo;t replant trees after logging? That&rsquo;s what the Bureau of Land Management is proposing for a series of experimental timber sales in Southern Oregon. Amelia Templeton reports.</p><p>Climb into the hills east of Roseburg Oregon, and you&rsquo;ll find patches of old growth forest&mdash;and a lot of old clear-cuts.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:29:19 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 1488 at http://nwpr.org