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.
Updated figures from the Bureau of Land Management show that there are still millions of acres of public land leased by the oil and gas industry that are going unused and yet production levels on public lands incre
There is some positive news coming out of northern Colorado this week – the Bureau of Land Management is committing to keeping critical wildlands and wildlife habitat off-limits to oil and gas drilling.
Western states have an advantage over the rest of the country because of their wealth of protected public lands, according to a new recent economic study released by Headwaters Economics.The report, “West is Best: How Public Lan
Gunnison sage grouse have just been proposed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. TWS supports this action, yet we recognize that species recovery will depend on local communities, federal agencies and landowners working together.
In fact, almost one-third of the land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado has already been leased for oil and gas development. And over 11.8 million acres of land—about 93 percent of the federally-controlled mineral estate—has been opened for leasing by C