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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 Amazon.com, 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)

Nevada Lands Council 2017 annual report

May 18, 2018

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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)

Western states brace for most severe wildfire outbreak since 2012

July 3, 2018

By Matthew Anderson

Smoke is beginning to rise from the West’s public lands — and it is just a taste of what’s to come. In a briefing to members of Congress, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue shared predictions of above-average potential for significant wildfire activity this summer across the West. Some states are bracing for the worst severe wildfire outbreak since 2012, fearing it may eclipse even that historic fire year. (full article)

Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

July 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) today urged swift passage of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The amendments, introduced today by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, are based on the Western Governor Association Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative bipartisan policy recommendations (full article)

BLM to Outline Changes in Sage Grouse Policy in Elko

July 3, 2018

ELKO – The future of federal sage grouse policy will be discussed Thursday at a Bureau of Land Management meeting from 5-7 p.m. in the Elko Convention Center.

Western governors sought changes to the Obama administration’s plans for BLM-managed lands in their states, leading to Draft Environmental Impact Statements and amendments being published on May 4.

A 90-day public comment period ends August 2. (full article)

Four local teachers selected for Teachers on Public Lands program

July 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Four teachers from the Clark County School District were selected to participate in BLM’s Teachers on Public Lands program. The program gives teachers opportunities to work as interns on public lands during their summer breaks. (full article)

What is in Your Toolbox for Weeds?

May 18, 2018

News credit: www.morningagclips.com

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)

US court overturns round-up of wild horses in Oregon

April 11, 2018

The Associated Press

A  federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law by rounding up wild horses in eastern Oregon without fully considering the impact of its actions, a newspaper reported Wednesday. (full article)

Judge blocks weed-killer warning label in California

April 6, 2018

A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product’s main ingredient is a carcinogen. (full article)

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