A National Park Service retirees group is urging NPS to cancel planned public meetings to discuss what kinds of activities and events are suitable at the Colorado National Monument, questioning the motives and necessity of the effort at a time of deep budget cuts due to sequestration.
Environmentalists are joining forces with a seemingly unlikely coalition of ranchers, hunters and rich landowners to try to buy out the mineral leases that oil and gas companies purchase from the federal government on public lands.
In the past, environmentalists have bought out landowners...
Two environmental groups said they plan to sue the Interior Department over its decision last summer to withdraw a proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species, arguing that too little was known about how landowners planned to protect its habitat.
Thirteen years after the government listed Canada lynx as a threatened species, wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal judge to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finish its long-awaited recovery plan for the snow-loving wild cats.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning advanced 19 public lands bills, including measures to designate more than 80,000 acres of wilderness, establish Delaware's first national park, and streamline oil and gas permitting in North Dakota.
The Selma, Ala., bridge where civil rights marchers were attacked by police in 1965 on what is now known as "Bloody Sunday" is among 13 sites designed national historic landmarks today by the Interior Department.
Other sites include the Hartford, Conn., home of author and abolitionist...
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis offered the most detailed account to date of how sequestration funding cuts are affecting the agency in a letter to his employees Friday that at times struck an almost apologetic tone.
To meet funding reductions, Jarvis wrote, 900 permanent...