public lands

NPS Climate Change Response / Creative Commons

Following intense wildfires across the West this summer, an environmental group has released a study saying such fires are no more likely on federal public lands than state lands.

Creative Commons

Could Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah be reduced from 1.35 million to 160,000 acres?

John McColgan / Creative Commons

Controlled burns may be the only way to fight the spread of chronic wasting disease among deer and elk.

San Juan National Forest

Taylor Mesa Road in the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores is closed by landslides approximately 3.5 miles from its intersection with Highway 145. Forest officials said in a release that the route is expected to be closed until at least June 2nd.  Wet weather and failing drainage structures have reportedly caused multiple problems on the road.

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Environmentalists are cheering the U.S. Senate’s decision Wednesday not to rescind an Obama-administration rule requiring less waste of the potent greenhouse gas methane.


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