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U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
SALT LAKE CITY — A lottery system for hikers makes it difficult for many to win a permit to visit a rock formation called The Wave — and that may have colored the judgment of a couple who set out in brutal heat and were found dead along the trail.
VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT — Small wooden balls click rapidly in a whirling bingo basket, as 78 hikers wait to see if their numbers will roll out to win one of 10 permits to visit a rock formation known as The Wave.
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to force the Bureau of Land Management to do more to protect two national monuments in Arizona.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.
This 2000 photo shows the Lighthouse at southern end, Cattle Point, on San Juan Island monument off Washington state's northwest coast. President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, including San Juan Island, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. The San Juan Islands includes roughly 1,000 acres of public land already managed by the BLM. Supporters say the designation will protect important cultural and historical areas and safeguard natural areas used for recreation and other purposes. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Its chief proponent insists it’s a realistic effort to force the federal government to surrender its title to close to 73 million acres of land in Arizona.
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Our thoughts are turning to Fall getaways — you know, little weekend jaunts to Arizona’s prettiest places once cooler weather sets in.
WASHINGTON – The federal government identified two sites in Arizona Tuesday as hot spots for solar energy, part of a larger plan to spur development of utility-scale solar projects in six Western states.
WASHINGTON – Target shooters on Arizona public lands are being asked to hold their fire in the current dry weather because of fears they could spark wildfires.
Ray Suazo, a 23-year career federal employee and veteran, was installed on Feb. 14 as state director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arizona.
A Bureau of Land Management memo describing outdoor marksmanship on public land as "dangerous" is an apparent part of the effort to close 1.4 million acres of public land to firearms enthusiasts and others. The swath of now public land runs from the Mexican border to out past Gila Bend. The following provision is found in Section 22.214.171.124 (the BLM's "Preferred Alternative E") of a proposed Resource Management Plan for this area: "A diversity of recreational opportunities would be provided, with increased non-motorized recreation. Certain uses, such as recreational target shooting, paintball, and wood collecting for campfires likely to cause resource damage, would not be allowed."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan.
Botanists are combing Southern California hillsides and deserts in a nationwide scramble to gather and stockpile enough native plant seeds to restore public lands destroyed by wildfires and replace endangered species' habitat lost to commercial solar development.
WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management Thursday banned new mining claims on 13,735 acres of land in Arizona, one of six Western states where the government is considering “solar-energy zones.”
WASHINGTON • Government, tribal and environmental witnesses told a congressional committee Tuesday a controversial land swap bill needs a lot of work before they will drop their resistance to it.
Washington -- Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – Deep within the canyon, a few miles removed from the mule trains of the popular Bright Angel Trail, Horn Creek creates a ribbon of green vegetation here before plunging toward the Colorado River.
The Bureau of Land Management has been conducting meetings over the past week to get public input on potential APS power lines in north Peoria. Dennis Godfrey, BLM spokesman, said Tuesday’s meeting in Phoenix drew about 20 people. Wednesday’s meeting in Wittmann? About 60. Thursday night in Peoria?
A draft plan on the solar potential of federal land identifies three Arizona sites encompassing nearly 14,000 acres as highly suitable for energy development.
A handful of outdoor festivals focused on the heritage of several different countries or ways of life make this weekend a good time to get your culture on.
The recent sight of road graders clearing old-growth Mojave Desert shrubs for the nation's first large-scale solar energy project on public land pained Phil Smith.
A federal appeals court has barred the Bureau of Land Management from pushing through Bush-era changes in how the government oversees grazing on 160 million acres of public lands throughout the West, including nearly 12 million acres in Arizona.
ROACH DRY LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Not a light bulb's worth of solar electricity has been produced on the millions of acres of public desert set aside for it. Not one project to build glimmering solar farms has even broken ground.