The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released its final four Records of Decision for management of public land in Alaska’s Eastern Interior. These plans and a final Environmental Impact Statement will guide the agency’s management of some of Alaska’s most remote and pristine public land for the next two decades. Significantly, this marks the first time that the Eastern... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts praised the Obama administration’s designation today of two new national monuments: Bears Ears in southern Utah and Gold Butte in southeastern Nevada. The Bears Ears area features canyons, towering red-rock formations, arches, pinyon-juniper forests, colorful mesas, and desert rivers. Gold Butte comprises rugged Mojave Desert mountains, Joshua trees, yucca forests,... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts today joined several environmental groups in praising the announcement by the French government of its expansion of the Réserve naturelle nationale des Terres australes françaises, a marine reserve in French-controlled sub-Antarctic waters of the southern Indian Ocean. Read More
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