Advisory panel members worry Zinke changes infuse 'bias'
When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this month renewed the charters governing 21 Bureau of Land Management resource advisory councils, many members were relieved, even excited, that the panels could finally get back to work after more than a year.
BLM mulls massive Nev. project on eagle, desert tortoise concerns
The Bureau of Land Management is launching a detailed analysis of a massive proposed wind power project near the site of a contentious Obama-era project that a federal judge rejected two years ago due to "analytical gaps" in BLM's evaluation.
Western governors name 50 worst invasive species
The Western Governors' Association today unveiled a first-ever list of the most destructive invasive plants and animals specific to the West, a move the group says is designed to help land managers address the threat on a regional level.
Watchdog decries wearable 'vision cards' as propaganda
The Bureau of Land Management has circulated "vision cards" that employees can wear, outlining the agency's commitment to "the balanced stewardship of America's public lands and resources," and including images of an oil rig and cattle ranchers.
More unmanned aircraft to fight fires, manage resources
The Interior Department announced today it is adding 50 new fixed-wing, unmanned aircraft to a growing fleet of drones that are helping the agency more safely track wildfires and monitor human-made and natural resources in remote locations.