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Interior head talks energy, conservation in Colo.

September 17, 2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar outlined an expanded "all of the above" strategy for balancing conservation of public lands with increased domestic energy production.

"We see energy independence within our grasp," Salazar said in a speech to about 180 participants in a symposium at the...

Wind power company moves turbines to avoid birds

August 22, 2012

Wind energy company NaturEner USA LLC said it would relocate 25 towers of a 126-tower wind farm under construction in order to avoid disrupting raptor nests.

NaturEner and Montana Audubon made the announcement last week at the $400 million Rim Rock Wind Farm. The towers will be moved away...

Contracting, air quality issues could stifle Jemez Mountains restoration project

August 6, 2012

The massive Jemez Mountains restoration project, one of the first funded by a new Forest Service program designed to accelerate restoration of national forest lands, faces numerous challenges, stakeholders said yesterday during a public meeting on the plan.

The $80 million Southwest Jemez...

Skeptical ranchers mark salmon project's 20th year

July 24, 2012

When state and federal officials swooped into Salmon, Idaho, in 1992 to herald a new effort to help restore the Lemhi River's damaged salmon and steelhead habitat, Don Olson feared it was yet another bureaucratic takeover of his valley.

Olson, who runs 500 head of cattle in this isolated...

House panel mulls response to Western wildfires

July 17, 2012

House panel this Friday will consider three bills designed to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires, restore forest health and address an insect epidemic that many fear could fuel future blazes.

Wildfires this year have burned more than 3.3 million acres nationwide -- slightly above...

Input sought on access, amenities at Valles Caldera NP

June 29, 2012

Almost from the day in 2000 when Congress approved the purchase of an 88,900-acre former ranch in a stunning collapsed volcano of Northern New Mexico, the public has wanted to see more of it. But how to open the Valles Caldera National Preserve to public use without damaging the resources has...

Groups team up to remove fencing from migration corridor in Wyoming

June 27, 2012

A group of volunteers set off early Sunday into the morning shadows of the North Absaroka Wilderness, where they’ll spend three days and nights working to remove an old fence from an important wildlife migration corridor.

Members of the Wyoming Wilderness Association, joined by the...

Conservancy, ranch team up to improve habitat

June 6, 2012

Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.

Working across an arid sagebrush steppe in the shadows of the Absaroka...

Citizens take a stand over natural resources plan in Montana

May 29, 2012

The Ravalli County Commission wants a seat at the table when public lands managers make decisions that impact county residents.

On Thursday, the commission met before a room filled to the brim to hear comments on a natural resource plan developed by a group of private citizens.

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Clear-cut the timber rules, beetle foes say

May 16, 2012

U.S. Forest Service land managers need more latitude and the forest-management industry more certainty if the mountain pine beetle is to be repelled, or at least contained, in Colorado’s high country, witnesses testified Monday before a congressional field hearing.

The bark-beetle...

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