Category Archives: Federal BLM

Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests

Millions of trees continue to die in California due to drought and bark beetle invasion Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2015 Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.” Instead of the … Continue reading

Posted in California, Drought, Environment, Federal BLM, Federal NPS, Fire Hazard, Global Warming, US Forest Service, Water Shortage, Wilderness Area, Wildfire | Leave a comment

Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered

A tip on the location of Indian panels ay have come from the thieves themselves. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2013 Federal investigators acting on a tip have recovered five petroglyph panels that thieves cut … Continue reading

Posted in California, Environment, Federal BLM, History | Leave a comment

U.S. sits on locked pools of oil, gas

The United States is sitting on vast locked up pools of oil and natural gas that are off limits because of environmental issues and other considerations, senior federal lands officials said Wednesday. Source of this article – Ventura County Star, … Continue reading

Posted in California, Drilling or Mining, Energy Use, Environment, Federal BLM, Federal NPS, National, Southern California, US Forest Service, Ventura County | Leave a comment

Reckless off-roaders called scourge

Riders who stray from legal trails damage watersheds, help spread invasive species and contribute to fire hazards, a group says. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2007 A new group of retired land managers and forest … Continue reading

Posted in California, Environment, Federal BLM, Health and Safety, Invasive Species, Off-Highway Vehicles, US Forest Service, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Congress to allow utility corridors across National Parks

Under orders from Congress to move quickly, the Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management will approve thousands of miles of new power line and pipeline corridors on federal lands across the West in the next 14 months. Source … Continue reading

Posted in California, California State Parks, Development, Endangered Species, Energy Use, Environment, Federal BLM, Federal NPS, Land Manager, National, Politics | Leave a comment

Middle of Nowhere Is a Center of Conflict

A federal plan allows more recreation and mining in a rugged land of national monuments. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2006. By Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. — The 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Drilling or Mining, Endangered Species, Federal BLM, History, Off-Highway Vehicles, Pollution, Southwest, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Land Study on Grazing Denounced

Two retired specialists say Interior excised their warnings on the effects on wildlife and water. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2005. The Bush administration altered critical portions of a scientific analysis of the environmental impact … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Federal BLM, National, Politics, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Divided road

ENVIRONMENT: Preservationists, 4-wheelers tangle with agencies over White Mountains plan. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2005. By Scott Doggett Times Staff Writer It’s a big dispute for such a small road. An obscure 8 1/2 … Continue reading

Posted in California, Environment, Federal BLM, Off-Highway Vehicles, US Forest Service | Leave a comment

Support Grows for Bill to Protect Lost Coast

Natural forces have limited man’s intrusion in the rugged landscape. Now a federal bill aims to keep it untrammeled. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2005. By JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer BLACK SANDS BEACH, Calif. … Continue reading

Posted in California, Federal BLM, Hiking, Mountain Biking, National, Trail Access | Leave a comment