Corporations & their agents Archives: Bureau of Land Management

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Pinyon Juniper Alliance presentation at PIELC Conference in Eugene, OR

The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance presents a panel discussion featuring experts on Pinyon-Juniper forests and the so-called “restoration” efforts that are destroying them. The panel, which is titled Protecting Native Forests in the West: The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance, will take place on Friday, March 2nd from 8:30 am to 9:45 am in room 232 of the Erb Memorial Union … Continue reading Pinyon Juniper Alliance presentation at PIELC Conference in Eugene, OR

The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

“For thousands of years, pinion trees have provided a sustainable source of food for our ancestors, the Great Basin Shoshone. In fact, without pine nuts, our ancestors would not have survived our harsh Winters. These trees were so important they are considered “sacred.” But apparently now; they are in the way of unsustainable exploitation in … Continue reading The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

Mountain Biking is a Threat to New Wilderness Designation

Mountain bikers, as a demographic group, fit the profile of off-road vehicle users. They are predominately male, between 20-40, and tend to have above average incomes and often have the same outlaw attitude and sense of entitlement.

We see this sense of entitlement in the continual commandeering of trails and/or illegal construction of new trails on public lands by mountain bikers. When the Forest Service or BLM seeks to close some of these trails (very infrequently done) mountain bikers squeal like a poked pig, claiming they're being “discriminated against.” ... Continue reading →

A look at Gold Butte, Nevada, two years after the Bundy standoff

Surveyors found illegal cattle grazing, defaced petroglyphs and ditch-digging.      by Anna V. Smith / High Country News In June 2015, for the first time since federal officers confronted Cliven Bundy and militia members over Bundy’s illegal grazing in 2014, the Bureau of Land Management sent a survey crew to the Gold Butte area near … Continue reading A look at Gold Butte, Nevada, two years after the Bundy standoff

Federal Agents Went Undercover To Spy on Anti-Fracking Movement, Emails Reveal

Featured image: Break Free protesters at a fracking site in Colorado on May 14. (Photo: Christian O’Rourke/Survival Media Agency) By Steve Horn and Lee Fang / The Intercept When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado — the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction … Continue reading Federal Agents Went Undercover To Spy on Anti-Fracking Movement, Emails Reveal

Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building

Featured image: Bill Keebler, from his Facebook page. A federal felony complaint reveals that the feds are continuing to investigate right-wing extremism on US public lands. By Tay Wiles / High Country News On the night of June 21, members of the Patriots Defense Force militia allegedly planted a bomb at a Bureau of Land … Continue reading Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building

Toxic Range: BLM’s Growing Chemical Addiction

This article originally appeared on Counterpunch By Katie Fite / Wildlands Defense BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands in the wake of the September 2015 Sage-grouse Plan Amendments and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Not Warranted Finding for ESA listing. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe … Continue reading Toxic Range: BLM’s Growing Chemical Addiction

BLM & the Ranching Industry: a History of Collusion

Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin Public lands ranching is destroying the Western United States. It has pushed native plant species to the brink of extinction. It causes soil to erode so quickly the land cannot keep up. Livestock are poisoning and depleting water supplies, killing perennial stream flows, and making it increasingly … Continue reading BLM & the Ranching Industry: a History of Collusion

New Map shows US West Rangeland Health

Searchable BLM reports and satellite images for 20,000 grazing allotments By Tay Wiles / High Country News Featured image: The map includes blue-tinted areas that represent Greater sage grouse habitat, underneath the tens of thousands of tinted grazing allotments.  Image by High Country News. When the Bureau of Land Management ordered the removal of cattle from public rangeland … Continue reading New Map shows US West Rangeland Health