Conservation

How to Put the Bureau of Land Management Back Together Again

How to Put the Bureau of Land Management Back Together Again

— The agency that oversees vast areas of the West was hollowed out and catered to industry under Trump, insiders say. Can the damage be fixed?
Tribes Could Play a Crucial Role in Achieving a Bold New Conservation Goal

Tribes Could Play a Crucial Role in Achieving a Bold New Conservation Goal

— An emerging effort to protect 30 percent of the country's land and water is an opportunity to strengthen tribal sovereignty and heed Indigenous ecological knowledge, experts say.
Green Light for Largest Offshore Wind Project in the U.S. is a Hopeful Restart for Birds

Green Light for Largest Offshore Wind Project in the U.S. is a Hopeful Restart for Birds

— The revived Vineyard Wind Project will be a powerful force for reducing emissions, protecting both people and wildlife from the effects of climate change.
Remembering Gonzalo Cardona, Protector of the Yellow-eared Parrot

Remembering Gonzalo Cardona, Protector of the Yellow-eared Parrot

— The Colombian conservationist was murdered in January after counting the birds he helped save from extinction.
 The Interior Least Tern's Comeback Is a Model Conservation Success

The Interior Least Tern's Comeback Is a Model Conservation Success

— The inland population of America’s littlest tern recently left the endangered species list. Here's how conservationists brought the birds back.
Biden Halts Trump Rule That Gutted a Landmark Bird Protection Law

Biden Halts Trump Rule That Gutted a Landmark Bird Protection Law

— The rollback of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was set to take effect February 8, but now the new rule is in trouble.
Biden Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in a Slew of New Climate Actions

Biden Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in a Slew of New Climate Actions

— The president also set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the country’s land and water by 2030 and took steps to boost the clean-energy economy.
Tens of Millions of Western Birds Depend on These Two Regions During Migration

Tens of Millions of Western Birds Depend on These Two Regions During Migration

— California’s Central Valley and the Colorado River Delta are critical stopover sites for dozens of migrant species, according to new research.
Biden Wields His Pen on Day One to Reverse Trump's Environmental Rollbacks

Biden Wields His Pen on Day One to Reverse Trump's Environmental Rollbacks

— The 46th president rejoined the Paris agreement, axed the Keystone XL pipeline, and directed agencies to start dismantling his predecessor's policies that were harmful to the environment and human health.
Trump Administration Drastically Slashes Protections for Northern Spotted Owls

Trump Administration Drastically Slashes Protections for Northern Spotted Owls

— The Interior secretary cut more than one-third from the bird's critical habitat just after his department said it should be listed as endangered.