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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

BLM Leadership Coddles Hostile and Law Breaking Nevada Ranchers like Cliven Bundy

By Katie Fite / WildLands Defense This article first appeared on Counterpunch Featured Image: Virgin River with banks trampled like a feedlot by Cliven Bundy cattle. May 2015. In Oregon, an armed occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters is being led by self-proclaimed “patriots” from Nevada. They are defending a public lands ranching family’s “right” to … Continue reading BLM Leadership Coddles Hostile and Law Breaking Nevada Ranchers like Cliven Bundy

Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image: The author surveying the devastation of Pinyon-Juniper deforestation (Photo: Max Wilbert)  Once I recovered from the shock I experienced witnessing the carnage produced by a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) so-called “pinyon-juniper treatment project” just south of Spruce Mountain in Nevada, all I wanted was the … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

Will Falk: Pinyon-Juniper Forests: The Oldest Refugee Crisis

Editor’s Note: this is the second of a multi-part series of pinyon-juniper deforestestion.  The first part can be found here. By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image by Max Wilbert My thoughts race with yesterday. My friend Max Wilbert and I left Park City, Utah in the pre-dawn bitter cold crossing the Wasatch … Continue reading Will Falk: Pinyon-Juniper Forests: The Oldest Refugee Crisis

Pinyon-Juniper Forests: An Ancient Vision Disturbed

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Standing in a pinyon-juniper forest on a high slope above Cave Valley not far from Ely, Nevada, I am lost in an ancient vision. It is a vision born under sublime skies stretching above wide, flat valleys bounded by the dramatic mountains of the Great Basin. The vision … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests: An Ancient Vision Disturbed

BLM Utah Halts Oil and Gas Lease Sale

By Center for Biological Diversity SALT LAKE CITY— Climate activists are celebrating today as the Bureau of Land Management made a last-minute decision to halt an oil and gas lease sale owing to a “high level of public interest.” Dozens of citizens were planning to protest the auction on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. … Continue reading BLM Utah Halts Oil and Gas Lease Sale

80,000 Acres of Land in Southern Nevada up for Fracking

Editors note: this post comes from the folks at Save Nevada’s Water: Ban Fracking In Nevada. While the comment period for the BLM ends soon, public pressure and action against these projects can continue to be effective even afterwards. After all, these are supposed to be federal lands and federal agencies – we’re supposed to … Continue reading 80,000 Acres of Land in Southern Nevada up for Fracking

Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

ELY, Nev. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on issues concerning public land being eyed for potential oil and gas leasing in eastern Nevada. The agency’s Ely District is analyzing 94 parcels of public land covering 140,389 acres to identify potential impacts in an environmental assessment. The deadline for … Continue reading Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

Followup: Tubape (Pine Nut Trees) in the Great Basin

As we previously reported, members of the Paiute Nation were incensed by the Forest Service’s clearcutting of Tubape (pine nut trees, or Pinyon Pine) outside Sweetwater, Nevada in recent times. The Forest Service clearcut over 70 acres of trees in an area that is of special significance — without consulting tribes. The grove that was … Continue reading Followup: Tubape (Pine Nut Trees) in the Great Basin

How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

By Michael Carter / Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau Imagine a time when you never once worried about losing your home or your means of making a living. Imagine your community used to be prosperous and well-run, providing everything you needed. You never gave a thought to giving back to it, though you always did … Continue reading How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1