Latest Bureau of Land Management News

Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

Apr. 09, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Few people had ever heard of Tiehm’s buckwheat when conservationists filed a petition two years ago to list the desert wildflower as an endangered species. But federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a...

US judge blocks Nevada grazing; sage grouse totals dwindling

Mar. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles (1,036 square kilometers) of some of the highest priority sage-grouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by...

Environmental attorney to lead Bureau of Land Management

Feb. 23, 2021 19:09 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management announced that an attorney who previously worked on agency issues for environmental groups will serve as the new deputy director. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the...

Nevada rancher sues to block lithium mine near Oregon line

Feb. 17, 2021 23:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Nevada rancher is suing U.S. regulators over the approval of a lithium mine on federal rangeland he says would violate environmental laws and undermine changes he has made in his own livestock grazing practices to help threatened fish and wildlife. ...