Tag Archives: U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Low flows, dry winter could spell trouble for Crooked River fish

Managers must balance water storage for irrigation against the needs of fish. It could be a tough winter for redband trout and other fish living in the Crooked River, thanks to a decision to hold more water in Prineville Reservoir Earlier this fall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that it planned to release 50 […]
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BLM Says It Plans To Stop Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management says it intends to roll back plans to spay wild mares in Oregon. The Bureau of Land Management says it intends to roll back plans to spay wild mares in Oregon. In a motion filed in federal court Wednesday, the BLM said it doesn’t have the authority to “unilaterally reverse” an official record of those plans, […]
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Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms ‘coalition of the willing’

Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Basin next month to continue water talks, but that he has no plans to reach out to the Klamath Tribes based on their last interaction. Mikkelsen, senior adviser to Secretary of the […]
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Judge blocks controversial plan to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a controversial plan by the Interior Department that would surgically sterilize wild horses in Oregon after animal rights groups filed a lawsuit. Source: Judge blocks controversial plan to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

Oregon judge stops BLM from sterilizing wild horses | OregonLive.com

A federal judge halted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s plans Friday to remove the ovaries of wild horses to stop them from propagating in Oregon. The horses from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area cannot be sterilized with the procedure until the outcome of a court case brought by animal rights groups. Source: Oregon […]
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Judge Blocks Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

A federal judge has blocked the Bureau of Land Management from moving forward with a controversial plan to spay wild mares in Hines, Oregon. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman issued a preliminary injunction Friday that effectively stops the BLM from surgically removing the ovaries of wild mares located in the Warm Springs Management […]
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Wild horse roundup completed in Southeast Oregon

A roundup of more than 800 horses was recently completed in southeast Oregon though animal advocates are still challenging an associated sterilization experiment. More than 800 wild horses were recently rounded up in southeast Oregon by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of a sterilization project to control their population. Source: Wild horse […]
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Geissler: ‘Pedal Power’ timber sale was a compromise

The Register-Guard has published several views in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s Pedal Power timber sale on “Oregon and California” timber lands outside of Springfield. Critics have focused their opposition on the BLM’s “insatiable appetite for timber” and the project’s impacts on recreational opportunities. Like many Op-Eds designed to create controversy, these lacked […]
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B2H information meeting slated for Monday

Now that the Bureau of Land Management has released its “record of decision” regarding the route of the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line over federal land, the action shifts to the Energy Facility Siting Council for its review of a site certificate application for the line. Idaho Power Company and its partners, PacifiCorp and the […]
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Portland Lagging Behind Other West Coast Cities in Implementing Earthquake Detection System, New Report Says

The Trump administration is fast-tracking earthquake detection system implementation on the West Coast. But the Pacific Northwest is holding up the process. It’s been well-reported that an any given moment a massive Cascadian subduction zone earthquake—aka The Big One—could decimate the West Coast. Source: Portland Lagging Behind Other West Coast Cities in Implementing Earthquake Detection […]
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