Bureau of Land Management News

Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of fuel breaks they contend would violate the Endangered Species Act in a …

Most Alaska Wildland Fire Crews Fighting Blazes Beyond State

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Most of Alaska’s wildland fire crews are helping fight fires in the continental U.S., including western blazes that have triggered evacuations of thousands of people, officials said. U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said 450 …

Green Groups Ramp Up Legal Attacks on Federal Oil Leases

U.S. environmental groups fighting fossil-fuel development made headlines years ago with public demonstrations against big pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL – only to be steamrolled by President Donald Trump’s executive orders to approve them. Now …

Fire Suppression, Drought Increasing Mortality Among Trees

An Oregon State University forester says dry winters and long periods of drought, combined with fire suppression, are affecting the health of Central Oregon trees. Nicole Strong, a forestry and natural resources extension agent for OSU, described an increased amount …

Federal Agency Truck Likely Cause of 2013 San Diego County Fire

Authorities suspect they’ve found the cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 150 buildings last summer in San Diego County. U-T San Diego says a state Cal Fire report concludes that the Chariot fire most likely started when a federal …

Polygon to Provide Disaster Restoration Services for Bureau of Land Management

Polygon, a property damage and document remediation services company, has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide disaster restoration services for the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. The five-year contract, effective February 1, designates Polygon …