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Officials unsure what to do with growing piles of beetle-killed trees

July 25, 2011

Federal contractors have accelerated removal of beetle-killed trees in Rocky Mountain forests with about 100 cutting operations in progress this past weekend.

The problem is what to do with the wood.

Dead-tree cutting across northern Colorado and southern Wyoming — to reduce the...

Western governors discuss fires, tourism

July 6, 2011

At the annual meeting of the Western Governors' Association, governors discussed ways to improve forest health and reduce the threat of wildfires.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said one of her biggest fears when she became chief executive of the state two years ago was a devastating wildfire....

Wyoming ranchers, Nature Conservancy team up on habitat project

June 14, 2011

Improving 200,000 acres of rangeland and 164 miles of perennial streams isn’t an easy task, unless you have a small army of volunteers willing to help and a team of ranchers to make it happen.

The Nature Conservancy and several Wyoming ranches will join forces next week to improve...

Logging, restoration project gets $3.5 million in fed funding

June 2, 2011

An innovative western Montana logging and restoration project has landed nearly all of its hoped-for funding in the 2011 federal budget, much to the relief of organizers.

"The budget bill allocation was $25 million for 10 projects, and we didn't know how that was going to be divvied up,"...

FWS wind turbine guidelines ruffle feathers of both enviros and industry

May 24, 2011

The Interior Department's draft guidelines for the responsible siting and operation of wind farms fail to protect at-risk species like the sage grouse and prairie chicken and could result in the deaths of more than a million birds a year within the next 20 years, a leading bird advocacy group...

Feds consider conservation easements for Bear River

May 18, 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week is presenting its proposal for buying conservation easements in the Bear River watershed in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.

The program, if approved after an environmental study, would enable the agency to purchase development rights from willing...

FWS launches new corridor project in northern Rockies

May 15, 2011

As climate change transforms habitat in the northern Rockies, grizzly bears and other species will need an exit route from inhospitable conditions. A new collaborative project overseen by the Fish and Wildlife Service is designed to protect key wildlife corridors and help species adapt to rising...

Groups cooperate to build wildlife habitat, save greater sage grouse

May 12, 2011

The idea is to help landowners in core sage grouse areas improve habitat for the birds by using methods like rotational grazing. The work is important because sage grouse are a candidate for endangered-species listing.

It’s a cautious move considering that listing of the birds could...

Utah county pursues wilderness legislation

April 25, 2011

San Juan County’s wilderness bill negotiations, thought dead or dying last year when Utah Republicans booted former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett from office, are on track to yield a compromise this fall.

Former San Juan County Commissioner Lynn Stevens said the county is pressing on with talks...

Arizona county tells solar developer to work with neighbors

April 21, 2011

Approval of a project touted as the nation's largest solar farm stalled Tuesday after Pima County supervisors told the company to try to work out stark differences with its prospective neighbors and come back in 60 days.

Supervisors expressed skepticism over the company's ability to reach...

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