Agency’s preferred alternatives don’t account for four-year population slide, wildfire risks or landscape-scale coordination as the BLM aligns federal conservation plans with states’, experts charge. Others back the federal plan.
Prehistoric pollen helps scientists recreate landscapes from more than 100,000 years ago
Secretary of the Interior’s task force to review grouse conservation as ‘angry’ Westerners complain of heavy-handed feds.
Mead, Hickenlooper; "We are concerned that this is not the right decision."
The Interior Department is considering withdrawing up to 10 million acres in six states from new hardrock mining claims to protect and restore greater sage grouse habitat.