LAST WEEK AT THE BLM, July 28-August 1, 2014 (BLM Tumblr)
BLM Director Neil Kornze testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a bill that would increase the efficiency of oil and gas permitting on public lands and coordination among agencies; BLM's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet to discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands; BLM conducted the first auction of federal helium on July 31, 2014, under the terms of the recently enacted Helium Stewardship Act. http://tmblr.co/Z9wNeu1NL5Y0Y
VIDEO- This Week at Interior: August 1, 2014
Interior joins forces with the AFL-CIO's Union Sportsmen Alliance on projects to renew, rebuild, and restore the nation's public lands; a new report shows up to a quarter of National Park land could be vulnerable to vegetation shifts due to climate change and habitat loss and more. http://ow.ly/zYKos
Feds Will Spend $450K to Help Native Americans Adapt to 'Climate Change'
(CNS News, 08/05/14) The BLM plans to spend up to $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to teach Native American tribes in the Great Basin region "climate adaptation plans" for their hunting, fishing and gathering activities. http://ow.ly/A23aQ
BLM, Local Law Enforcement Tensions Near Breaking Point in the West (LA Times, 08/04/14) Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion the size of Connecticut with only 5,500 residents, where 90% of the land is maintained by the BLM. The relationship between local law enforcement and often heavily armed federal officers has always been tense, and now threatens to reach a breaking point. http://ow.ly/zYQuc