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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new regulations today modernizing resource planning on 245 million acres of federal public lands. The new rule encourages more ecologically appropriate planning boundaries on BLM lands, advances the role of science in land use planning and encourages the development of conservation objectives to guide regional mitigation strategies.
In response to a petition from three conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today took the first step today toward again protecting the rare and declining lesser prairie chicken under the Endangered Species Act, finding that the bird may warrant protection.
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a vital new rule for managing non-federal oil and gas development on the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The Bureau of Land Management released its final competitive leasing rule today.
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Defenders of Wildlife is proud to announce the opening of a new regional office today in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The trial of seven people involved in the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon came to a close last night with the announcement of a jury verdict acquitting the defendants.
Today a federal district court approved a joint settlement, setting a clear deadline for a Mexican wolf recovery plan.
Scientific experts have sent a letter to FWS challenging their red wolf proposal.
Defenders of Wildlife expressed strong opposition to the action proposed in the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Final Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which calls for construction of a larger, more permanent dam and artificial fish bypass near Glendive, Montana on the Yellowstone River.