Public Lands

Coronavirus Leaves National Parks in Leaderless Limbo   

For Immediate Release:  Monday, March 23, 2020 Contact:  Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Park Entrance Fees Waived as Visitor Centers Shuttered and Staff Telework Washington, DC — National parks are getting mixed messages, as visitor centers are closing while the...

America’s Rangelands Deeply Damaged by Overgrazing  

Figures Show Vast Areas Failing BLM’s Own Rangeland Health Standards Washington, DC — The Bureau of Land Management’s most recent data on the health of federal rangelands reveal extensive damage from excessive commercial livestock grazing, according to figures posted...

Nobody Home at National Park Headquarters

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Contact: Peter Jenkins (202) 265-4189 Special Assistant a No-Show; Two-Thirds of Top Slots Vacant or Acting Washington, DC — The hallways of the National Park Service Headquarters now open onto empty offices or those...

BLM Overrules Staff And Orders More Colorado Drilling

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Contact: Chandra Rosenthal (303) 898-0798; Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Public Input and Governor’s Objections Ignored by DC-Based BLM Officials Denver, CO — Even as it claims to be decentralizing decision-making to...

Taxpayers Fleeced Once Again

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 3, 2020 Contact: Kirsten Stade, Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility, (240) 247-0296; Josh Osher, Western Watersheds Project, (406) 830-3099 Public Lands Livestock Operations Pay the Bare Minimum BOISE, Ida. – The...