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Friday, June 9, 2023

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Former President Donald J. Trump first ever to face federal charges in 7 count indictment; the Supreme Court strikes down Alabama's Congressional Maps; Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advises people to wear masks to help avoid wildfire smoke, and when driving, to close all vents and windows and run the air conditioner in 'recirculate' mode to reduce outside air intake. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

Canadian Wildfires Affect Health of Humans, Wildlife

As smoke from Canadian wildfires blankets New York and much of the East Coast, it's causing a wide range of health effects - and not just for people…

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Alaska has more than 322 million acres of public lands, more than three times the acreage of the entire state of California. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, June 9, 2023

BLM Grants Alaska $5 Million for Wildland Waterway Restoration

The Bureau of Land Management has announced a $161 million investment in habitat and wildland restoration projects in 11 western states. Alaska is …

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has called for restoring trophy hunting, and recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for taking too long to remove Endangered Species Act protections for all grizzlies in the state. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Helping Hunters Identify Black Bears to Prevent Grizzly Kills

Nine conservation groups are calling on wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Idaho to require black bear hunters to take a bear identification course befo…

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A 2014 study predicted one million new homes will be built in very high wildfire severity zones between the years 2000 and 2050. (Sundry Photography/Adobestock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Experts: Wildfire Risk Hurting CA Home Values, Increasing Insurance Costs

It is getting increasingly expensive to have a home on the edge of the woods in California, in terms of home value and insurance costs. A new study …

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Public land makes up 37.5% of the acres in Montana, 12th most in the country. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

$27 Million for MT Habitat Restoration

The Bureau of Land Management has announced a $161 million investment in wildlife habitat projects in 11 western states, and Montana is getting the …

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To be eligible for the My Access to Network Opportunities project, one must be a current college student ages 18-30, or up to 35 for veterans, possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Bilingual skills are preferred but not required. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Initiative Encourages Latinos to Pursue Land-Management Careers

An initiative by the Hispanic Access Foundation aims to bridge the gap between land-management agencies and access to employment for Latinos and peopl…

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Parcels of land downstream of Ruybal Fox Creek Ranch have been subdivided into 35- to 50-acre large-lot tracts. (Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Preserving Cultural, Environmental Legacy in Southern Colorado

Ruybal Fox Creek Ranch sits in a dramatic canyon in the foothills of southern Colorado's San Juan Mountains, right next to the Rio Grande National …

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There are about 25,000 pronghorn in Oregon. (tomreichner/Adobe Stock)
BLM Funds to Restore Landscapes in OR

The federal government is investing $161 million to restore landscapes across the West, including in Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management …

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Before being hunted to the brink of extinction, some 50,000 grizzlies roamed the lower 48 states. Today there are fewer than 2,000. (Adobe Stock)
Female Grizzly Bears Still at Risk Even After Court Ruling

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife and National Forest Services are headed back to the drawing board after a federal appeals court ruled that the …

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The Snake River plain, which will receive restoration funds from BLM, is home to diverse landscapes.(Danita Delimont/Adobe Stock)
ID Projects Among Those Selected for Landscape Restoration Funds

The federal government is investing $161 million into restoration projects across the West. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has selected 21 …

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Remnants of a stamp mill briefly used to process ore from the Highland Chief Mine that operated within yards of the Yellowstone Park northern boundary from 1894 to 1908. Fine mine tailings likely eroded soil and washed into Yellowstone National Park via the Yellowstone River. (William Campbell/Greater Yellowstone Coalition)
Advocates Push to Raise $6 Million to Stop Mining at Yellowstone

In Yellowstone National Park, 30,000 acres are protected from mining by Congressional order, but there is a sliver left unprotected, and a Montana …

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The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership says mule deer are the most frequently hunted big game animals in Nevada, but they say the opportunity to do so has dropped by more than 30% since the year 2000.(Adobe Stock)
Nevada Sporting Community Sends Top 10 Priorities to Gov. Lombardo's Desk

The Nevada hunting and fishing community is sharing its top 10 conservation priorities for 2023 with Gov. Joe Lombardo's office, as they seek to …

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