Located just a short drive south of the sprawling Phoenix metroplex, the Sonoran Desert National Monument is advertised as a haven for desert hikers and sightseers looking to admire the region’s stately saguaro cactus forests or glimpse southern Arizona’s abundant wildlife.
The quiet town of Baker City, OR, last week came alive with a three-day celebration honoring the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s 100th anniversary representing Oregon’s ranching community. Attendees were treated to a packed schedule over the weekend, which mixed the typical conference business meetings with a hearty helping of Northwestern fun.
In a move that drew applause from livestock groups and vigorous protestations from environmental activists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced June 7 that it aims to delist the gray wolf throughout all of the lower 48 states in the coming months.
In what is being hailed as a watershed agreement, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Gov. Kitzhaber’s office, and two environmental groups have hammered out a settlement clarifying how wolves are to be managed within the state.
An organization representing the hard rock mining industry is accusing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of ignoring its own sage grouse conservation policies and replacing them with a much more heavy-handed approach on the false pretense that the move was required by the U.
A recent settlement agreement between federal land management agencies and environmental litigators over how to protect a slew of species in northwestern forests was struck down by the 9th Circuit Court, which ruled that the settlement violated federal laws requiring public participation for major rule changes.
Ranchers tend to be closet historians. Step into the living room of a family that’s been running cattle for a few generations and chances are you’ll spy the fruits of some amateur historian’s labor— yellowed photos of horseback ancestors, rusty...