Public Lands/Wilderness Stories

  • Report: Demand Grows for Native Seed Across West, but Supply Isn't There New research shows the demand for native seed supply across the Western United States, including Nevada, has increased, but the supply simply is not there. Researchers with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine say in the West, extreme weather events driven […]
  • Report Charts a Course for Mitigating Wildfire Risk As wildfire seasons in Colorado and across the American West become longer, less predictable and increasingly destructive, a new report aims to provide an equitable roadmap for protecting communities, watersheds and wildlife. Rob Addington, Colorado forest program director for The Nature Conservancy, said engagement with tribal nations, […]
  • President Biden Declares Avi Kwa Ame National Monument President Joe Biden has designated Avi Kwa Ame, known by some as Spirit Mountain, a national monument. The designation preserves about half a million acres in Southern Nevada that is considered to be sacred by a dozen native tribes. Will Pregman, Communications Director for the group Battle […]
  • Report Counts Deadly Impacts of Coal-Fired Power Plants Thousands of lives are cut short every year because of air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming and across the United States, according to a new Sierra Club report. Rob Joyce, energy organizer for the Wyoming chapter of the Sierra Club, said harmful toxins released from […]
  • Bill Could End IA Public Land Acquisition A bill passed by the Iowa Senate would repeal programs currently in place for maintaining open space and trails, and require state agencies to submit new plans every five years. Critics worry the measure could have unintended consequences. Senate File 516 would establish new requirements for state agencies […]
  • Report: National Native Seed Supply Not Up to Climate Challenges Researchers with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine spent two years studying the nation's supply of native seeds, and found significant shortfalls. A new report shows that in order to respond to climate disruptions and keep ecosystems intact, significant work is needed to […]
  • Detroit Arboretum, Zoo Lead Connected-Habitat Restoration Project By Tom Perkins for Planet Detroit.Broadcast version by Mark Richardson for Michigan News Connection with support from the Solutions Journalism Network Detroit Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, Arboretum Detroit and neighborhood groups are working on small and large-scale habitat restoration projects. The challenge is to connect them. Detroit’s thinned-out […]
  • MT Bills Could Improve Elk Management, Increase Hunting Opportunities A package of bills in Helena is aimed at improving elk management in Montana. The six bills are bipartisan efforts from lawmakers, hunters and outfitters, and all have survived the Legislature's transmittal deadline outside their house of origin. One is House Bill 635, which would set […]