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Friday, June 22,2012

Scientist blows whistle on dam removal assessment

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A senior scientific advisor was fired by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) shortly after raising questions of bias in Bureau documents touting the benefits of removing four dams along Oregon and California’s Klamath River. The scientist in question, hydrometeorologist Dr.

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Friday, June 8,2012

Minnesota cattle part of refuge management plan

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Unlike the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), national wildlife refuges have no “multiple use mandate.” That is, there is no requirement that the U.S.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Leaked Interior Department emails point to political motives in mining ban

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In what could prove to be a major embarrassment for the Department of Interior (DOI), a clutch of recently leaked emails suggest that the department may have had little to no scientific evidence supporting its January decision to withdraw over 1...

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Friday, May 25,2012

Controversial analysis of BLM range report rejected

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An environmental group which bills itself as a champion for government agency environmental whistleblowers has released a controversial analysis claiming that recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) data on rangeland health reveals that 33 million acres of public lands are failing rangeland health standards due to livestock grazing.

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Friday, May 11,2012

TNC sees California ranchers as key conservation partners

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
People in the ranching industry take great pride in their stewardship of the land, but aren’t known for grandstanding about their achievements.

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Friday, May 4,2012

Utah passes law to reclaim federal lands

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In what promises to be a closely watched faceoff between the federal government and advocates for states’ rights, the State of Utah threw down the gauntlet late March when republican Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act” (H.B. 148) into law.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Rep. Walden tells USFS to "start over"

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is pulling back a final decision after a highly controversial travel management plan on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon drew sharp criticism from Rep. Greg Walden, R-OR, who contacted Regional Forester Kent Connaughton to complain that the planning process had turned a deaf ear on local input.

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Friday, April 20,2012

BLM, USFS partnership with environmentalists raises questions

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
To ranchers who graze on public lands, there is no novelty to the idea that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) often farm out jobs to contractors.

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Friday, April 6,2012

BLM moves to bait trap horses, scale back helicopter gathers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a move to placate critics who complain that gathering wild horses with helicopters is cruel and overly stressful, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that the agency is soliciting bids from contractors to capture and remove wild horses with the use of bait traps “where helicopter drive trapping is not an effective method.

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Friday, March 30,2012

Senate hears grazing improvement bill testimony

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
1129) was debated. Testifying at the hearing were Jim Magagna, executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, and Andy Kerr, a long-time anti-grazing activist and, currently, advisor to activist group WildEarth Guardians. Representatives from federal lands agencies also delivered testimony before the subcommittee.

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