Outdoor industry urges Trump, Congress not to sell federal acres
The Outdoor Industry Association this week issued an open letter to the incoming Trump administration and members of Congress urging opposition to any proposals aimed at disposing of federal lands, either in private sales or to individual states.
Bipartisan senators float bill to end gray wolf protections
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson yesterday reintroduced legislation aimed at removing Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves across the Great Lakes region and in Wyoming.
Bishop vows to 'undo' Obama expansion
House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today promised to "undo the damage" of President Obama's decision to significantly expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon and Northern California.
Agency names acting director
The Bureau of Land Management today announced that veteran federal official Kristin Bail will succeed Director Neil Kornze as the agency's acting director.
Philanthropists launch $1.5M fund for Bears Ears
A philanthropic coalition announced the launch of an organization yesterday aimed at shoring up the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah, with donors including the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation establishing a $1.5 million fund.