BLM Issues Statewide Fire Prevention Order to Reduce Wildland Fire Risk

July 3, 2018

RENO, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management issued a statewide fire prevention order aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires by prohibiting the use of fireworks and certain types of ammunition and targets for shooting.

The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 30, states “the following acts are prohibited on all public land areas, roads and trails located within and administered by the BLM Nevada State Office.” to read the recommendations (full article)

What is in Your Toolbox for Weeds?

May 18, 2018

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Spring is here especially in the valleys. I manage 4.5 acres at our Mesa County Extension office and the weeds are off to the races for growing. So how do we manage weeds? First and most important is to identify the weeds or at least figure out what growth type they have such as annual, biennial, winter annual or perennial. This will help you to come up with the best plan of attack or tool to use. (full article)

USDA publishes management memo

May 17, 2018
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The Agriculture Department on Monday published an internal management memo in the Federal Register formally making several organizational changes that the Trump administration has implemented. (full article)

Oregonians lead effort to delist wildflower

May 9, 2018

By KATY NESBITT : For the Capital Press

Published on May 9, 2018 8:56AM

Northeastern Oregonians are leading a grassroots effort to get Spalding’s catchfly, a wildflower endemic to the inland Northwest, removed from the Endangered Species List.Convinced that the elusive plant with its irregular blooming cycle is more populous than some fear, the Wallowa County Stockgrowers Association asked Kelly Birkmaier, a rancher and rangeland consultant in Joseph, to spearhead a community-wide project to map the county’s Spalding’s catchfly. (full article)

Emergency roundup planned for wild horses in Southern Nevada

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018 –

For the second time in less than three years, federal authorities plan to conduct an emergency roundup of wild horses on the brink of starvation in the Spring Mountains.

The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that as many as 200 horses in the Cold Creek area are in immediate need of food due to drought conditions and overpopulation. (full article)

‘Anyone can lobby’: Utah judge slams environmental group’s lawsuit over commissioners’ private meetings with feds

April 12, 2018

By Brian Maffly

A state judge has summarily shot down the first of three lawsuits filed by the environmental group Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance alleging county commissions violated open meeting requirements when they met privately with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other federal officials last year. (full article)


Greater Sage Grouse Plans Get a Do-Over

May 7, 2018

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Posted – May 7th, 2018

The West’s most controversial bird species continues to be the target of multipronged conservation strategies and the recipient of millions of dollars to boost its population.The latest development in the saga of the greater sage grouse came Friday when the Bureau of Land Management officially released proposed revisions to resource management plans for the bird, including strategies for Utah. (full article)

Group identifies cheatgrass as sage grouse threat

November 21, 2018

POWELL — Development is often seen as a primary threat to sage grouse, but the Big Horn Basin Sage Grouse Working Group turned their focus last week to a highly flammable invasive species that’s flourishing locally: cheatgrass. (full article)

World’s Richest Man Learned Work Ethic as a Kid on a Cattle Ranch

May 22, 2018

Wyatt Bechtel  May 22, 2018

Jeff Bezos, creator and owner of, is the world’s richest man with an estimated wealth of $130 billion and he points to summers spent on the family ranch as a turning point in his adolescence development. (full article)

Review of Latest Sage Grouse Plan Underway

June 6, 2018

by Dave Maxwell | Jun 6, 2018

Earlier this month, on May 2, as reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the U.S. Department of the Interior released revised documents formalizing the Trump administration’s push to relax protections for the greater sage grouse in Nevada and 10 other western states. (full article)


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