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BLM: Coal leasing program continues while reforms are considered

BLM: Coal leasing program continues while reforms are considered

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this week he intends to draft legislation halting coal leasing on federal lands after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management rejected his call for a leasing moratorium.

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Early work begins on mountain bike trails near Acton

Early work begins on mountain bike trails near Acton

On Sunday morning, a handful of dedicated volunteers and government employees gathered to start rehabbing and building the mountain biking trail system at the Acton Recreational Area.

September 14, 2014 4:04 pm Photos

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Trail building

Trail building

Brian Thompson, left, and Todd Morgan shovel out a path as volunteers and Bureau of Land Management staff gather at the Acton Recreation Area to start building mountain bike trails on Sunday.

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Trail building planning

Trail building planning

Volunteers and Bureau of Land Management staff gather at the Acton Recreation Area to start building mountain bike trails on Sunday.

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Volunteers and BLM staff

Volunteers and BLM staff

Volunteers and Bureau of Land Management staff gather at the Acton Recreation Area to start building mountain bike trails on Sunday.

September 14, 2014 12:07 pmLoading…
BLM must study lynx after halting timber sale near Ovando

BLM must study lynx after halting timber sale near Ovando

Federal officials have halted a timber sale near Ovando and agreed, with two conservation groups, to analyze the impacts on the federally threatened Canada lynx.

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BLM needs volunteers for land projects

The Bureau of Land Management is sponsoring eight volunteer work projects in Montana as part of National Public Lands Day.

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Ex-BLM officials indicted in elaborate fraud scheme

Two former high-level federal Bureau of Land Management officials who worked in Virginia, including a deputy state director from Montana, have denied criminal charges accusing them of defrauding the government in an employment scheme.

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Wyoming horse roundup scheduled to start Monday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A roundup of about 800 wild horses from southwest Wyoming is expected to start Monday after animal advocates failed to stop the operation in court.

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BLM lands

BLM lands

The Yellowstone River curves to the southeast below the sandstone rocks of Sheridan Butte in the Terry Badlands, an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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BLM planning prescribed burns in southwest Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct more than 7,000 acres of prescribed burns to improve wildlife habitat in southwest Wyoming.

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Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative group: cowboys.

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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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Judge denies request to delay wild horse roundup

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has denied a request from horse preservation groups to block the federal government's plan to round up about 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

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BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

In an unusual tactic, Montana’s largest private landowners have taken their proposal for a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management directly to the public via a website.

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GPS cache sites established along Missouri River

GPS cache sites established along Missouri River

The Upper Missouri River EarthCache Trail will formally open on Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. with a free 5-mile canoe trip to find cache sites.

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Agencies to rethink draining reservoir

Facing criticism from the public, a water drawdown planned to begin Friday at Paulo Reservoir south of Glasgow has been postponed, Bureau of Land Management officials said Tuesday.

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BLM suspends firewood permit sales

The Bureau of Land Management’s Billings Field Office has temporarily suspended the sale of firewood permits until fire conditions moderate in south-central Montana.

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