Land Management

On shutdown eve, the Biden administration adjusts furlough plans at some agencies

Fewer government services will be available during a funding lapse than previously expected.

Overhaul Federal Permitting as Part of the Debt Limit Deal? Not as Easy as It Sounds.

Time is running out for a deal on permitting legislation to be included in a debt limit bill.

The National Park Service Considers a Digital Park Pass

Making a digital option for the American the Beautiful pass series that would live on mobile phone wallets is a goal shared by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Angus King, I-Maine, who introduced a bill that would require digital passes in February.

Principal Historian Turkiya Lowe Is Reshaping How the National Park Service Tells the American Story

Lowe, the first Black person and the first woman to oversee the history taught in the parks system, is focused on everyday people and unsung heroes.

Biden Administration Pledges $25 Million to Bring Bison Back to Tribal Lands

The Interior Department initiative will prioritize Indigenous culture and expertise.

‘It’s Glacial’: One Agency Is Still Struggling to Overcome the ‘Assault’ on Its Workforce

Biden promised to revive a "hollowed out" federal workforce, but one agency is struggling to realize that promise.

USDA to Use Outdoors Recreation to Boost Economy Around National Forests, Grasslands

The USDA is working on a broader push to help communities reap economic rewards from the growing recreation sector.

Influx of Federal Cash Headed to Trail Projects Nationwide

Some of the money is from new earmarks included in a recent federal spending package. The funding comes as bike and pedestrian trail use has been on the rise.

House GOP Would Make It Easier for Feds to Give Public Lands Away to States

House Republicans had an identical rule when they controlled the chamber from 2017 to 2019.

The Return of the American Bison Is an Environmental Boon — and a Logistical Mess

American bison are back on the rise. The problem is, they don't respect fences.

At Tribal Summit, Biden Pledges Federal Commitment to Indian Country

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he is poised to designate Avi Kwa Ame, a sacred site for Native American tribes in southern Nevada, as a national monument that would ensure the preservation of ancestral lands for those 12 tribes.

Feds to Colorado River States: Reduce Water Usage, or We Will Do It for You

The Interior Department outlined a path for unilateral cuts last week, upping the pressure on western states.

Yellowstone National Park Reopens Northeast Entrance Following Flood Damage

Number of visitors to Yellowstone has decreased following floods, road closures

New Federal Guidance Aims to Strengthen Indigenous Land Management

Tribal governments will now have a say in how 620 million acres of federal lands are managed.

GovExec Daily: Looking Back at the Malheur Anti-Government Occupation

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss the latest in his "That Time" series.

Floods, Park Closure Contribute to Decrease in Yellowstone National Park Visitors

Park officials expect to open roads to North Entrance and Northeast Entrance by mid-October

The Inflation Reduction Act Promises Thousands of New Oil Leases. Drillers Might not Want Them.

The bigger question about Joe Manchin’s fossil fuel provisions is if they’ll succeed on the senator’s own terms.