Land Management

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.

Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Employees Have Voted to Unionize

Spurred by a ping-ponging relocation, nearly 200 workers at the federal agency’s headquarters are unionizing under the National Treasury Employees Union.

The Forest Service Rushes to Hire Enough Firefighters Ahead of Wildfire Season

Stakeholders warn shortages again threaten the Biden's administration's approach to combatting the fires.

GovExec Daily: Biden's Broken Promises to Tribal Nations

Kevin Allis joins the podcast to discuss how the administration has gone back on assurances around Native consultation and sovereignty.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Orders Removal of Derogatory Terms from Public Land Names

Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, said she is ‘proud to be in a position’ to start with a term offensive to indigenous women on 650 different places on federal land.

Wildfires Are So Dangerous Now that the National Guard Prepares for Them Like Hurricanes

For West Coast units, there’s no wildfire season anymore. ‘It’s really a fire year now,’ top general says.

Biden Administration Leaves Final Location of Interior Bureau an Open Question

The Trump administration moved the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado, a controversial decision that led to an exodus from the agency.