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MCC improves wildlife habitat in Breaks

MCC improves wildlife habitat in Breaks

A Montana Conservation Corps crew removed two miles of old barbed wired fence and a corral in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument this summer to improve wildlife habitat.

November 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Forest Service moves into BLM office

Forest Service moves into BLM office

The Custer Gallatin National Forest will move its Billings office into the BLM building on Southgate Drive at the end of the month.

November 05, 2014 10:00 amLoading…
Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

The big just keep getting bigger.

October 23, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montanans oppose giving away federal lands

State Sen. Jennifer Fielder has suggested that a Utah county commissioner, Nevada state legislators and a Canadian negotiator know what’s best for us here in Montana. I’d like to think Montanans know what’s best for Montana. While transferring federal lands into state hands may be of interes…

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BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

BLM roundup nets more horses than it expected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has rounded up several hundred more wild horses in southern Wyoming over the past few weeks than agency officials had estimated would be captured.

October 14, 2014 6:50 pm Photos

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BLM: Durfee Hills fence built by Wilks brothers is OK

BLM: Durfee Hills fence built by Wilks brothers is OK

Rumors that a new fence built by the Wilks brothers around Bureau of Land Management acreage in the Durfee Hills encroached on federal property have been stifled after an agency investigation.

October 01, 2014 10:39 am Photos

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Battle in the Bull Mountains: Northern Plains files suit to overturn coal lease

Battle in the Bull Mountains: Northern Plains files suit to overturn coal lease

Cracks in the ground, some deeper than a man’s height, are cropping up on hillsides in the Bull Mountains.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews are working to contain a wildfire burning on 1,100 acres about seven miles northeast of Grass Range.

August 20, 2014 6:55 am Photos

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Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?

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BLM: No money, room for more mustang roundups

RENO, Nev. — Federal land managers say a lawsuit by Nevada ranchers and others demanding acceleration of wild horse roundups doesn't pass legal muster, but even if it did, they don't have the money or the room at U.S. corrals to gather more mustangs.

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Gazette opinion: From tickets to tracks — BLM does great work in Acton

Gazette opinion: From tickets to tracks — BLM does great work in Acton

The Acton Recreation Area has been transformed from a place of citations to excitement.

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Guest opinion: Stand up for Montanans' access to public lands

John Brenden (April 17 guest opinion) pretended to be a “friend” of public recreationists while promoting a Bureau of Land Management land exchange with his political supporters, the Wilks brothers.

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BLM repairing damage to Cottonwood Road

BLM repairing damage to Cottonwood Road

The BLM Billings Field Office has begun road repairs on Cottonwood Road, south of Bridger, which accesses the popular Weatherman Draw area.

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Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale is proposing that the federal government transfer Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in Montana to the state to manage and control. 

April 18, 2014 6:02 pm Related

Guest opinion: Proposed BLM land exchange a good deal for all recreationalists

Montana outdoor enthusiasts have it pretty good. With over 32 million acres of state and federal land open to all sorts of recreational opportunities, we truly are an outdoors mecca.

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BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.

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Pompeys Pillar vandal accepts responsibility, agrees to fines

Pompeys Pillar vandal accepts responsibility, agrees to fines

The man responsible for carving his name near Capt. William Clark's signature on the Pompeys Pillar National Monument has taken responsibility for his crimes.

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BLM budget focuses on wild horses, sage grouse

BLM budget focuses on wild horses, sage grouse

RENO, Nev. — Wild-horse fertility control and sage grouse habitat conservation are among top priorities in the proposed $1.1 billion budget for the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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Drummond group looks to create ‘ecosanctuary’ for some of BLM’s wild horses

Drummond group looks to create ‘ecosanctuary’ for some of BLM’s wild horses

A group of Drummond landowners is considering opening pastures to wild horses from the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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BLM: Companies need repaid if drilling rejected

JACKSON, Wyo. — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service decides next year not to allow gas drilling in part of the Wyoming Range.

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