Land Management

‘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.

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.