Public Lands

Lawsuit Tackles National Bison Range Give-Away Legislation

Lawsuit Tackles National Bison Range Give-Away Legislation Agency Failed to Conduct Mandatory Environmental Analysis when Submitting Bills Washington, DC — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has not done the environmental analysis required by law before sponsoring...

Highlands Septic Study Faces Retraction Demand

Highlands Septic Study Faces Retraction Demand Trenton — A federal study cited as the basis for increasing septic density in New Jersey’s Highlands Preservation Area violates information quality rules and should be withdrawn, according to an administrative complaint...

Audit Rips Federal Land Trades

Audit Rips Federal Land Trades Groups Call for Ouster of Top BLM Appraiser Washington, DC — A Department of Interior Inspector General (IG) audit shows the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manipulating real estate appraisals to favor private parties in Utah land deals....

Panhandling and Pandering in Our National Parks

Panhandling and Pandering in Our National Parks Superintendents as Fundraisers, Corporate Marketing and Naming Rights Washington, DC — In a quiet but far-reaching move, the National Park Service is poised to begin aggressively seeking corporate sponsorship for park...

BLM Agrees to Beef up Livestock Range Condition Reports

BLM Agrees to Beef up Livestock Range Condition Reports Data Quantifying and Qualifying Grazing Effects on Land Health Belatedly Restored Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has agreed to restore key data to reports measuring how well vast federal...