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Wild Horse Advocates Sue BLM Over Spay Procedures

July 26, 2016 11:45 p.m.

Feral horses and burros are protected under the 1971 Wild Horses and Burros Act, but overpopulated herds can do a lot of environmental damage.

Environment | local

BLM Pursuing Settlement Over 2.5 Million Acres Of Oregon Forest

July 21, 2011 1:44 p.m.

The Bureau of Land Management is pursuing a settlement over 2.5 million acres of Oregon forest.

Environment | local

BLM Making Changes To Wild Horse And Burro Program

Feb. 25, 2011 8:24 p.m.

The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to speed up reforms for its Wild Horse and Burro Management program.


BLM Count Finds Too Many Wild Horses In Oregon And Nevada

July 12, 2010 11:43 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary count of the wild horses living in an area that includes Southeast Oregon.

Flora and Fauna | local

Internal BLM Memo Recommends Killing Sick Wild Horses On Range

Feb. 25, 2014 1:14 a.m.

An internal BLM memo calls for drastic changes in the federal wild horse program.

Environment | Energy

GAO Report Faults BLM Coal Lease Practices

Feb. 4, 2014 11:05 p.m.

Leases for coal mining on public land cost taxpayers millions because they should be worth much more, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. They could be more costly if Northwest coal export terminals get built.

Environment | Land

BLM Pursuing Settlement Over 2.5 Million Acres Of Oregon Forest

July 22, 2011 12:10 a.m.

A federal agency tries to work thinout an agreement in court to prevent logging on its land in Southwest Oregon from being tied up in lawsuits.

Environment | local

BLM Order Could Create Temporary Protection For 'Wild Lands'

Dec. 23, 2010 noon

In Oregon and across the West, the Bureau of Land Management will once again be able to give temporary protection to lands deemed to have special “wilderness characteristics,” at least until Congress decides whether to make that protection permanent.


Hunting And Fishing Groups Come Out Against BLM Forest Plan

Jan. 3, 2008 1 p.m.

Eight hunting and fishing groups announced their opposition Thursday to all the suggested ways to modify federal plans for large swaths of western Oregon forest.


BLM Approves Southern Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

July 13, 2010 5:49 p.m.

Construction could begin in Oregon soon on a 680-mile natural gas pipeline.  That’s after  a key approval from the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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Oregon Field Guide

BLM Crime

Sept. 1, 2006 5 p.m.

See what has to be done to protect central Oregon's beautiful scenery.

BLM Crime

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

BLM Crime; Primitive Living

July 16, 2013 2:46 p.m.

BLM Crime; Primitive Living

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update

Jan. 22, 2013 8:45 p.m.

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls much of the coal supply in the western United States. When the BLM leases coal to mining companies, the agency collects royalty payments on that land on behalf of American taxpayers.  While there's been a recent rise in demand for U.S. coal on the Asian market, the royalty payments haven't kept pace. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has called for an investigation into this discrepancy. The main focus is on the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana, which accounts for 40 percent of the coal produced in the United States.

Think Out Loud

What's Next for the Long Draw Fire?

July 19, 2012 4:06 p.m.

The Long Draw Fire is the largest Oregon wildfire in nearly 150 years. Firefighters managed to completely contain the SE Oregon fire earlier this week, but ranchers, land owners, and public officials in the area are still taking stock of the damage. Meanwhile fires continue to start up across the state, and are expected to keep flaring until October. Once the fires are brought under control, a new discussion will begin about what to do with the land that was burned. Mark Wilkening of the Vale District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) explained to us that most of the burn area is BLM land. Ranchers graze their cows on that land, but after a burn, it is BLM policy to let that land rest for two years in order to rehabilitate it. Ranchers object, saying there is evidence that grazing after a fire doesn't harm the land.


Season 28, Episode 11

Feb. 24, 2017 1:30 a.m.

We follow prisoners at the Snake River Correctional Institution as they grow and transplant specially selected sagebrush seeds to assist the BLM in future eastern Oregon restoration efforts. And the beauty and sounds of Oregon - a visual celebration from around the state - under the stars at Oregon's Star Party, at the great Steam Up in Brooks, Oregon, blooming gardens and frozen lakes!

Think Out Loud

Controlling Wild Horse Populations

June 10, 2013 7:40 p.m.

An independent panel assembled by the National Science Academy’s National Research Council has studied how the Bureau of Land Management manages wild horse populations. They recommend the federal government change its strategy. The panel says rather than going to the expense of rounding up and housing the horses, the BLM would be better served by investing in horse contraception.  At the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, Jay Kirkpatrick and his team manufacture and distribute a contraceptive vaccine used in wildlife and horses — and train people to administer it. Kirkpatrick praises the panel's report, and says its conclusions are long overdue. We'll talk with him and with Oregon's wild horse manager to find out what the situation is like here. 

NW Life | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Families Collect Antlers Without Killing Deer or Elk

Jan. 28, 2015 12:55 a.m.

In central Oregon there's an increasingly popular form of hunting that never kills animals. Kids and parents comb the ground in late winter searching for fallen antlers that deer naturally shed. Oregon Shed Hunters encourage responsible shed hunting in the hopes that the state leaves the sport unregulated.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What Should Be Done With Oregon's Wild Horses?

Feb. 7, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Wild horses in captivity now outnumber those in the wild — and they cost the Bureau of Land Management $46 Million per year.

Oregon Field Guide

Reptile Fossils

Feb. 14, 2008 8:30 p.m.

Amateur fossil hunters hit upon some rare fossils embedded in central Oregon.

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