Recently finalized conservation strategy will support continued economic growth through proactive habitat conservation across public and private lands.
U.S. Forest Service
PolyMet would get 6,650 acres of federal land it needs in the Superior National Forest in return for about the same amount of private land that would be added to the national forest.
Others say getting rid of the dead trees probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
The relationship between national forests and ranchers in the West has been long and profitable for both parties.
The lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service aims to void leases allowing hydraulic fracturing in Ohio’s only national forest. It contends the leases violate the National Environmental Policy Act.
A national debate about the predator-killing M-44 device is unfolding in the wake of a hospitalized teenager and three dogs and a wolf that have been killed recently in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
Court says east-central Idaho wolf and coyote derby doesn’t need Forest Service permit.
The Wyoming State Forestry Division and area government leaders have formally objected to prohibiting cutting trees in a proposed Palisades wilderness area abutting the west side of Jackson Hole. Conservationists and biologists are urging review of the region’s suitability for wilderness and more thorough study.
Today, the Blackfoot has become a popular trout stream after years of mining pollution was cleared up. The rails have been recycled and a new forest has grown up around the ancient stumps. Thousands of acres of private timberland owned by Plum Creek Timber Co. have been sold to The Nature Conservancy, which has transferred significant chunks to the federal Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.
The legal action was among a number of lawsuits filed in September 2015 after federal officials opted not to list sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but announced federal land-use restrictions. Environmental groups later filed lawsuits contending the restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat didn’t go far enough.
The deal calls for trading 6,650 acres of federal land for a similar amount of private land. But attorney says it’s a bad deal for taxpayers.
Soon after the attack, Todd Orr made a video explaining what happened, which attracted millions of viewers.
Thanks to the NWTF and numerous efforts and projects, the bird has gained a foothold in the state
They say the project would destroy important habitat for gray wolf, Canada lynx
Plan would force federal government to turn over control of millions of acres to Nevada