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Bureau Of Land Management

Environmentalists call for 'do-over' on management plan

A coalition of environmentalists and landowners is calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to rewrite its proposed management plan for federal lands around Buffalo, arguing that the current draft would roll back protections aimed at preventing oil and gas development on areas unsuitabl…

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Fireworks not allowed on BLM lands

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Bureau of Land Management is reminding recreationists that fireworks are prohibited on BLM managed lands.

June 26, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…

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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Fire burns 1,300 acres west of Jordan

Fire burns 1,300 acres west of Jordan

Montana’s wildland fire season got off to a hot start on Friday as a suspected lightning-caused blaze that smoldered for days sprang to life nurtured by wind and burned more than 1,300 acres by Monday.

June 23, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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BLM proposes second Wyoming wild-horse sanctuary

CASPER, Wyo. — A 529-acre swath of the Double D ranch south of Lander could become home to more than 250 legends of the American West.

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Drilling blocked to protect grouse subspecies

Drilling blocked to protect grouse subspecies

DENVER — The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, a precursor to a much larger fight over another species of the bird that…

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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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New biking area

New biking area

Tim Finger, outdoor recreation planner for the Bureau of Land Management, points out steep, ridge-top mountain bike paths that run through the Acton Recreation Area north of Billings. The BLM is proposing to designate and create trails for riders in the area.

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Feds behind on oil well inspections in Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal oil field inspectors are hustling to clear a backlog of hundreds of uninspected well sites on public and tribal lands in North Dakota, amid the explosion of drilling activity.

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Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.

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BLM proposes new way to deal with illegal dumping, land damage

BLM proposes new way to deal with illegal dumping, land damage

Casper, Wyo. — Old refrigerators, TVs and freezers pile up along the road in Rogers Canyon outside of Laramie.

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Rogers Canyon

Rogers Canyon

Damaged trees, items used as targets and other debris left by shooters are seen in Rogers Canyon.

June 09, 2014 6:13 pm
BLM recognizes Friends of Pompeys Pillar organization

BLM recognizes Friends of Pompeys Pillar organization

The Bureau of Land Management has recognized the Friends of Pompeys Pillar for its volunteer work for the Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

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Old wooden Indian structures have disappeared

Old wooden Indian structures have disappeared

The piles of logs and branches in the old photos don’t appear to be built by humans, but according to a National Register of Historic Places nomination filed in 1974, they were once shelters constructed by American Indians.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pompeys Pillar National Monument preparing for flooding

Pompeys Pillar set for flooding

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Officials: Oil spill in Powder River Basin won’t affect water supply

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Approximately 600 barrels of crude oil were spilled last week in the Powder River Basin after a leak sprang in a line owned by Belle Fourche Pipeline. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn permit for the cleanup because the spill occurred on land wher…

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Some Wyoming fishing guides ask for more regulations

CASPER, Wyo. — Tim Wade calls it combat fishing.

May 25, 2014 1:03 pmLoading…
Steep routes

Steep routes

Finger makes his way up a steep ridge where mountain bikers pioneered a route off a 12-foot high boulder.

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BLM proposes to upgrade mountain bike play area

BLM proposes to upgrade mountain bike play area

Some mountain bikers’ frowns have been turned upside down thanks to a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to designate a riding area north of Billings.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trail work

Trail work

Mountain bikers cut their own trails before being cited and stopped by the BLM.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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