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Interior Wild Horse Focus Ignores Cattle Impacts  

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 20, 2021 Contact: Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org, 240-988-4207 Interior Wild Horse Focus Ignores Cattle Impacts BLM’s Scientific “Cow Blindness” Impedes Sage Grouse Recovery Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

BLM Weighs Wild Horse Impact Much More Heavily Than Cattle

BLM Weighs Wild Horse Impact Much More Heavily Than Cattle Agency Sage Grouse Review Puts Thumb on Scale to Magnify Wild Horse and Burro Effects Washington, DC — The method used by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to assess range conditions is seriously skewed...

America’s Ten Most Imperiled Wildlife Refuges

America’s Ten Most Imperiled Wildlife Refuges Climate Change and Coping with Climate Change Challenge Nature Sanctuaries Washington, DC — National Wildlife Refuges are already feeling the effects of climate change as well as negative side-effects of attempts to...

WYOMING WILD HORSE HERD ON BRINK OF STARVATION

Washington, DC — Citing the threat of imminent starvation, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced an emergency removal of all wild horses from northwest Wyoming, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...

VIDEO | Mapping the Range

The Bureau of Land Management administers more 245 million acres of public land. There are 155 million acres of leased grazing allotments. Rangeland health – or Land Health Standards (LHS) – refers to the quality and sustainability of waterways, habitats, soil, flora...

PEERMail | Stop the Senseless Slaughter

Stop the Senseless Slaughter PEER, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Global Indigenous Council, and a coalition of 25 other Native American, conservation, and animal welfare groups have asked the Department of the Interior to stop the flow of federal funds that...

Political Science Herding Grand Canyon Cattalo

Political Science Herding Grand Canyon Cattalo Park Service Should Not Classify Hybridized Beefalo as Native Wildlife Washington, DC — The National Park Service should withdraw a report concluding that a herd of hybridized bison marooned on the North Rim are wildlife...

Grazing Punted From Federal Study of Land Changes in West

Grazing Punted From Federal Study of Land Changes in West Scientists Told to Not Consider Grazing Due to Fear of Lawsuits and Data Gaps Washington, DC — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is carrying out an ambitious plan to map ecological trends throughout the...

Park Service Unveils Wobbly New E-Bike Policy

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Contact: Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Park Service Unveils Wobbly New E-Bike Policy Superintendents Told to Figure Out E-Bike Access on Park-by-Park Basis Washington, DC — In the absence of a new Director and facing an...

Suit to Bar E-Bikes from Park Trails Gets Greenlight  

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Contact:  Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org; Peter Jenkins pjenkins@peer.org   Suit to Bar E-Bikes from Park Trails Gets Greenlight   Claims Challenging Legality of NPS E-Bikes Approval Will Be Heard Washington,...

PEERMail | Troubled Timber Sales at Tongass

PEER is suing the U.S. Forest Service to force it to produce a long-promised audit of losses from past timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. In 2017, PEER obtained an internal Forest Service document that found staggering monetary losses in two large Tongass...

Park Service Scrambles to Finish E-Bike Rule

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 5, 2020 Contact:  Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Park Service Scrambles to Finish E-Bike Rule Hastily Fashioned Regulation Will Not Extinguish Lawsuit Challenge    Washington, DC — Today in an attempt to block litigation brought...

Growing Grizzly Habituation Threatens Public Safety & Species Recovery

Growing Grizzly Habituation Threatens Public Safety & Species Recovery Yellowstone Ranger Decries Return to Garbage Bear Syndrome Washington, DC — Long-time Yellowstone National Park ranger Bob Jackson charged today that grizzly dependence on tons of elk meat left...

Big Bend Breaks Ground on Single-Track Bike Racing Trail

Big Bend Breaks Ground on Single-Track Bike Racing Trail Precedent-Setting Embrace of Converting Park Backcountry to Thrill Sport Venues Washington, DC — Big Bend National Park has begun clearing a trail for high-speed, one direction mountain bicycle racing and did so...

National Park Plans Trail Designed for Mountain Bikes

National Park Plans Trail Designed for Mountain Bikes Unprecedented “Pay-to-Play” Deal Gives Private Bike Group Backcountry Access Washington, DC — In a precedent-setting move, Big Bend National Park is pushing to build a single-track trail designed for mountain bikes...

Federal Agencies Flying Blind in Cape Wind Approvals

Federal Agencies Flying Blind in Cape Wind Approvals Internal E-Mails Admit Huge Data Gaps, Inability to Monitor and Pursue Mitigation Boston — The controversial Cape Wind turbine farm slated for Nantucket Sound obtained federal approvals even though agency scientists...

Dune Scraping by Delaware State Agency on Refuge Is Illegal

Dune Scraping by Delaware State Agency on Refuge Is Illegal State Resource Agency Violates its Own Laws and Federal Wetland Protections Washington, DC — A Delaware state agency sent its bulldozers to work on dunes inside a federal national wildlife refuge without...

Bison Killed in Annual Bison Range Roundup

Bison Killed in Annual Bison Range Roundup Tribal Workers’ Inability to Ride Horses Causes Safety and Management Headaches Washington, DC — Two bison had to be euthanized from injuries sustained in the annual roundup at the National Bison Range, according to documents...

Political Arm Twisting for Massive Delaware Bay Wind Farm

Political Arm Twisting for Massive Delaware Bay Wind Farm New Jersey under Pressure to Lift Ban on Wind Turbines in Migratory Bird Flyway Trenton — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is being pressed behind-the-scenes to drop its opposition to wind...