Overriding Public Input
Sec. Bernhardt allows motorized bikes on non-motorized trails in national parks, wildlife refuges, and on BLM lands
The National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the BLM have historically required that motorized use on public lands be limited to roads, trails, and areas explicitly designated as allowing motorized use. Not anymore.
Bernhardt made this abrupt decision without giving the public any opportunity to weigh in, continuing the alarming trend at DOI of cutting the public out of decisions that will determine the future of lands we collectively own.
The Once Unthinkable Becomes Reality at the BLM
William Perry Pendley, an outspoken advocate for selling off our public lands, takes the reins at the Bureau of Land Management
It was once unthinkable that an outspoken advocate for selling off our public lands would someday become the chief of the largest public land management agency in the country.
Read all about renewed hope for new wilderness in the Blackfoot Clearwater and two bad BLM management plans.
Tester Goes to Bat for the Badger-Two Medicine, Again
For the second week in a row, our senior senator champions wild and storied lands on the Crown of the Continent
Last week, he reintroduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This week, Sen. Tester introduced a Senate resolution calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to uphold the Interior Department’s commitment to the Blackfeet Nation and defend its cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.
Senator Tester Reintroduces the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act
Wilderness bill supported by 73 percent of Montanans is back in the running
Today. Sen. Jon Tester announced that he's reintroducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add nearly 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas.
Another BLM Management Plan, Another Sell Out
BLM releases a draft plan for public lands in western Montana that again champions industry, discards conservation
In its preferred management alternative, the BLM would protect zero acres of land that have been identified as having wilderness characteristics.