In January the BLM released a plan for four of the wild horse ranges in Sweetwater County. The agency’s “preferred alternative” would do away with three heards and reduce the fourth by half, writes a wild-horse advocate.
With oil and gas prices at an all-time low, the BLM continues putting public lands out for bid to an industry that is in an economic tailspin, writes guest columnist Franz Camenzind, even as COVID-19 inhibits public participation.
Feds are on track to approve a 4,250-well oilfield expansion, which will boost revenues and add millions of tons of greenhouse gasses to a changing climate.
In an effort to engender appreciation for the Red Desert, WOC is issuing a new resource to help people safely explore and experience the starkly beautiful public lands.
State calls for new monitoring to ensure salty water is not affecting streams’ quality.