Roughly 300 million acres of American lands, most in the West, are set aside as public lands and maintained using taxes paid by all Americans. These lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and National Wildlife Refuge System are by charter supposed to be managed for multiple uses including recreation and provision of wildlife habitat and clean water sources. Increasingly, however, they are run for the benefit of extractive industries and with little regard for the preservation of the rare wildlife or iconic natural beauty for which they are famous.
With the help of conscientious range management specialists, scientists, law enforcement officers and other workers within these agencies, PEER is uncovering how our precious national heritage is being sold to the highest bidder, often under the direction of poorly qualified and illegally appointed political appointees.
Oil and Gas Drilling
Environmental and public health risks are being ignored by regulatory agencies and decisions heavily influenced by profit-driven industries.
Protecting Our Parks
Caught in between politics, public lands, and environmental protection.
Off-road vehicle abuse a growing problem on our public lands, especially the West
NEWS FROM PEER
New E-Bikes Order Springs from Industry Lobbying and Violates Laws
Formerly Off-Limits Historic Buildings to Be Honeycombed with Wi-Fi
BLM Cloaking Environmental and Fiscal Impacts of Vast Livestock Program
BLM Must Disclose Circumstances Behind Putting William Pendley in Director’s Chair
Overall Workforce Has Shrunken by More Than a Sixth Since 2011
SES Shudders at Clueless Reorganizations and Parade of Temporary Leaders
Big Recreational Development for Wonder Lake Would Pave Paradise
Courthouse Steps Agreement Means Monday MSPB Hearing Is Cancelled
1% Viewing Success Record Low After State Eliminated No-Hunt Buffers
FAA Touts Belated Baby Steps in 7 Parks to Forestall Judicial Intervention