Deadline passes, Trump's BLM advances relocation plans
A top Interior Department official said the agency will now begin executing a plan to transfer the Bureau of Land Management's Washington, D.C.-based headquarters to Colorado after the conclusion of a congressional review period passed without objections from lawmakers.
Trump BLM channels Reagan's Sagebrush Rebellion
In 1980, then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan tossed support to the Sagebrush Rebellion, declaring himself a "rebel" opposed to federal land ownership en route to a landslide win in the West. Now President Trump — who previously opposed selling federal lands to states — is building an Interior Department that walks in Reagan's bootsteps.
Mulvaney: Agency relocations will 'drain the swamp'
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears to have disclosed a key motivation behind recent proposals to move hundreds of Agriculture Department and Bureau of Land Management jobs out of Washington, D.C.: to "drain the swamp" by reducing the federal workforce.
Plan revisions remove 163K acres of priority habitat
The Forest Service's final revisions to Obama-era greater sage grouse plans would remove 200,400 acres of protected habitat for the bird, mostly priority management areas in Nevada and Wyoming, two states with large swaths of grouse habitat.
Wyo. state BLM director exits: 'Big hole' in leadership
The Bureau of Land Management's Wyoming state director is retiring today from the bureau after more than 30 years at the agency, including the last three years as the head of the state office.