Nearly a year after the Bush administration put some of Utah’s most pristine lands on the auction block for oil and gas leasing, the Department of the Interior has handed down a report with recommendations aimed to overhaul the Bureau of Land Management's oil and gas leasing programs.
Whether it’s paper or patio furniture you’re looking for, finding responsibly harvested timber products is as easy as looking for the Forest Stewardship Council logo. But behind that simple FSC certification label is a sophisticated chain of effort to make sure “sustainable forestry” becomes an everyday word.
If you’re new to the issue of natural gas development or still confused by the plethora of information about the consequences of drilling, you may want to grab some popcorn and check out the new documentary Split Estate airing this Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern on Planet Green. The film will also re-air the following Thursday at 11 p.m. Eastern. Watch the trailer.
From rugged canyons to towering pinnacles, New Mexico’s wild public lands represent some of the wildest country left in the Rocky Mountain West. But these places also face a number of threats, including oil and gas drilling, off-road vehicle abuse, and urban sprawl.
If you’ve been following the climate debate, you’ve probably heard these terms ad nauseum. Yet another phrase that is critical to the health of our families, economy and culture slips by too often: natural resources adaptation.
Oregon’s Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act is off to a positive start in Congress.
U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief Joel Holtrop testified in support of the proposed Wilderness Area at a House Natural Resource Committee hearing on Oct. 1. He cited the area as one of the last remaining stands of old-growth forest in the Oregon Coast Range and its benefits as critical habitat for dozens of species, including the threatened Northern Spotted Owl and the Marbled Murrelet.
Whether tucked away in his office in Denver or out exploring the forests, mountains, and canyons of Colorado, our Central Rockies Assistant Regional Director Steve Smith is immersed in the process of protecting the wilderness he loves. Now even the Forest Service has taken note, selecting him as this year’s recipient of one of their most prestigious honors: the Bob Marshall Award for Individual Champion of Wilderness Stewardship.
Renewable energy is the key to America's economic prosperity and sustainable energy future. Exciting technologies for harnessing the power of the sun, the wind, and the earth's heat are continuing to be improved and embraced across the country. Individual states' mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), renewable energy tax incentives, and the growing public support for renewables is spurring the industry to unprecedented levels of development.
Millions of acres of lands and waters containing many of the nation’s most incredible natural and cultural treasures got a long-overdue boost last week when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued new guidance that made the protection of natural and cultural resources a top priority.