Progress on Greater Sage-Grouse, Wildfire Prevention, and Responsible Energy Development
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BLM Marks Major Gains in 2015 Ensuring Safe and Responsible Energy Development on Public Lands
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BOISE, ID - In opening remarks today at the conference, "The Next Steppe: Sage Grouse and Wildland Fire," Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze announced the release of the Northern Great Basin Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA), a next-generation tool for looking at the ecological health of this important geographic region.
"The BLM is using these regional assessments to identify the key challenges and opportunities that exist across the West," Kornze said. "By providing good, current science and looking across broad landscapes we can help ensure that decisions are being made with the best available information."
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SALT LAKE CITY – A two-count misdemeanor information filed in federal court Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City charges five individuals in connection with an unlawful ATV ride in Recapture Canyon on May 10, 2014. The information alleges one count of conspiracy to operate off-road vehicles on public lands closed to off-road vehicles and one count of operation of off-road vehicles on public lands closed to off-road vehicles.
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual witnessed dumping chemical waste material onto public lands near the Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, California.
The incident took place on the morning of August 21 and involved a single individual driving a white, standard cab pickup truck with a large, square tank mounted in the cargo bed.
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