Latest Bureau of Land Management News

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Apr. 25, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates. The Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Apr. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about being left...

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

Correction: Burning Man-Expansion Permit story

Apr. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — In a story April 9 about a Bureau of Land Management hearing on a new permit for the annual Burning Man event, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Burning Man's associate director of government affairs is Marmee Benson. Her name is Marnee Benson. A corrected version of the...

Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

Apr. 3, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival's capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts of...

Tribes urge US to put off oil, gas leases near sacred sites

Mar. 27, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale, the latest in an ongoing battle over energy development in a region that's home to a national park and other sites of cultural and historical significance. The tribes say the federal...