Public Lands/Wilderness Stories

  • A focus on climate change impacts for Public Lands Day in Nevada Many across the state of Nevada will celebrate National Public Lands Day tomorrow. Nevadans will be able to visit state parks for free on Saturday, to encourage people to explore all the recreation opportunities the state has to offer. Andrew Sierra, political and […]
  • Washington Invests $5 Million in Tribal Land Bison Restoration The U.S. Interior Department has invested $5 million in reintroducing bison to Native American Tribal lands across the country. Montana's iconic Yellowstone buffalo are playing a big part. …(Read More)
  • NM Saw Lasting Consequences from Trump's U.S.-Mexico Border Wall The unprecedented attempt to build a wall along the U.S. Mexico border has had devastating effects on wildlife from which they may not recover, according to a New Mexico wildlife expert. The Trump administration spent an estimated $15 billion constructing more than 400 miles of wall, […]
  • Hunters, Anglers Get $2.5 Million to Restore Migration Corridors A new partnership between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the group Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) aims to improve migration corridors and other critical habitat for Wyoming's iconic big game species. Brittany Parker – habitat stewardship coordinator with BHA – said a big emphasis […]
  • BLM Seeks Public Comment on Wild Burro Management in AZ The wild burro population in northwest Arizona is about four times the appropriate management level, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public comment on a proposal which would decrease the number of wild burros in three herd management areas south […]
  • Tonight: Great Lakes Documentary Premieres in Traverse City They're calling it an "adventure conservation documentary," and the film has its first showing tonight in Traverse City. "Troubled Water" chronicles a 36-day, 425-mile journey on standup paddleboards along the Great Lakes. One focus is the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, which moves crude oil from Canada to […]
  • Protection of NM's Greater Chaco Region Faces New Threats A previous agreement to protect New Mexico's Greater Chaco Canyon region from oil and gas development is back on the table, forcing supporters to, once again, make their case before Congress. In June, the Interior Department withdrew roughly 336,000 acres surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park […]
  • Eagle Valley Works to Make Outdoor Recreation More Accessible Eagle County is one of Colorado's most prized outdoor recreation destinations, drawing visitors from across the globe. But 20% of the county's residents, many of whom speak Spanish, do not have ready access to parks and open spaces. The Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement has been working […]