Today, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released their final conservation plans for the vast sagebrush habitat in the American West, a rugged but fragile ecosystem home to some 350 wildlife species.
The bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the Unite
More than 50 million acres of Bureau of Land Management Land could include more conservation measures to help sage-grouse, based on plans announced by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The plan released for Idaho is meant to pair the protection of sage-grouse habi
Two new efforts to undermine ongoing planning efforts to conserve sage brush habitat and block protections that may be needed for the greater sage grouse have come out of Congress in the past two weeks.
Drilling, mining and of course logging all endanger bird habitat, so wilderness areas and wildlife refuges are crucial to the survival of some species. Some have of these wild areas even been designated Important Birding Areas - sites that provide essential habitat for one or more bird spec