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

Cash incentives help agency adopt more wild horses and burros

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Thursday, May 14 that the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program launched in March 2019 contributed to a significant increase of animals placed into private care. In the first 12 months of the AIP, the agency adopted 6,026 animals, compared with 3,158 during the previous full fiscal […]
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Editorial: Let the e-bikes roam

The way we get from here to there is changing. Right now people are getting around less. But when people are getting around, more and more use e-bikes. The way we get from here to there is changing. Right now people are getting around less. But when people are getting around, more and more use […]
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Federal Environmental Policies During Pandemic Raise Concerns Across Northwest

State agencies and advocates in the Northwest have been alarmed by federal environmental policy rollbacks that continue unabated by the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Federal Environmental Policies During Pandemic Raise Concerns Across Northwest

Several others apply for grazing allotments Hammonds’ lost

Oregon’s Hammond Ranches could be competing with several other applicants for access to federal grazing allotments that it lost in a court ruling last year.The company submitted one of four applications to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to use the 41 square miles, where the Hammond family has traditionally grazed cattle near its home […]
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C. Oregon outdoor options clarified: What’s open, what’s not and what are the rules? 

With temperatures due to climb this week, officials said Wednesday Central Oregonians should be aware of outdoor recreation opportunities and follow orders regarding closures and restrictions in place to reduce personal exposure to COVID-19 and to protect first responders. Source: C. Oregon outdoor options clarified: What’s open, what’s not and what are the rules? – […]
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Oregon forests remain open for logging and timber sales during coronavirus pandemic

Logging has continued on Oregon’s public lands amid COVID-19 limits on recreation, even as some protest the approval of new timber sales. Source: Oregon forests remain open for logging and timber sales during coronavirus pandemic

Oregon, Wash. face ‘significant large fire potential’ starting in July

Much of the Pacific Northwest is facing “significant large fire potential” for the summer, according to the latest National Interagency Fire Center forecast. Despite a wet and cool March and forecasts of April showers, the agency expects that the region’s long-term drought conditions will persist. “Beyond April, long range outlooks depict strong confidence for warmer […]
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Timber sale increases fire risk, reduces climate resilience and harms recreation

The Bureau of Land Management’s Medford District has proposed the Bear Grub timber sale in the mountains between Ruch in the Applegate Valley and Talent in the Rogue Valley. This project focuses on logging some of the driest watersheds in Western Oregon, including popular recreation areas along the East Applegate Ridge Trail, and in important […]
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A Mustang Crisis Looms in the West

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BLM targets May release of final plan for S.E. corner of Oregon

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in early May aims to release its final plan for 4.6 million acres of BLM-managed land in Oregon. The district in 2019 took comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment, BLM Vale District Manager Don Gonzalez said. Source: BLM targets May […]
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