Colorado’s geographic renaming board begins process of scrubbing Native American slur from 28 sites
The flurry of approvals marked a rare moment of rapid decision making. The state board had officially recommended changing just two features since it began meeting in the fall of 2020
States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water to stave off mandatory requests
The plan requires Arizona, Nevada and California to cut 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023 and requires financial investment from the states to fund water efficiency projects and programs to reduce usage throughout the lower basin.
Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of public-lands ban
Long-awaited Interior Department report recommends hiking federal royalty rates for oil and gas drilling, which have not been raised for 100 years.
Interior secretary orders removal of racist terms, aims to change place names
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term
U.S. Senate approves Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management over GOP opposition
Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper voted in favor of Stone-Manning's nomination
Interior secretary, speaking in Denver, stands by Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead Bureau of Land Management
Deb Haaland is in Colorado in large part to visit the BLM’s headquarters in Grand Junction as she decides whether to keep it there
Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM
Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan
Deb Haaland confirmed by U.S. Senate, becomes first Native American to lead a Cabinet department
Democrats and tribal groups hailed Haaland’s confirmation as historic, saying her selection means that Indigenous people will for the first time see a Native American lead the powerful department where decisions on relations with the nearly 600 federally recognized tribes are made.
Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management
Nada Culver will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former BLM director William Perry Pendley
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, latest Trump official to catch coronavirus
Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said David Bernhardt has no symptoms
Trump administration plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West
U.S. officials plan to formally publish what are called supplemental environmental impact statements on Friday for the management of greater sage grouse habitat on public lands in seven states
U.S. Forest Service approves protection of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake, but big questions remain
Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act.
States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act
Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.
Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project
Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project
Cory Gardner touts public lands but won’t say if he supports Trump’s pick to oversee them
Gardner’s avoidance of the question signals the political pressure he’s facing
E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails
Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.
Watchdog faults Bureau of Land Management for sending jobs to Colorado, the West
The transfers are part of the Trump administration’s decision to create a new national headquarters for the BLM in Grand Junction
Wyoming and Idaho join Interior Department to appeal court ruling blocking rollback of sage grouse protections
Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries put in place by the Obama administration
Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.
The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.
Interior Department proposes coveted water deal to ex-client of Secretary David Bernhardt
Bernhardt -- a Colorado native who used to work at a high-powered Denver lobbying firm -- served as a lobbyist for Westlands until 2016, the year before he joined Interior, initially as deputy secretary.