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Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar directs the Bureau of Land Management to put conservation first on lands designated as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The NLCS sets aside land with special scenic, natural or cultural value, and is, in a sense, the BLM’s answer to national parks.

Read the story at High Country News.


The threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse gains ground in Colorado.

Read the post at the High Country News Goat blog.

Hunters talk about their favored hunting grounds in the Wyoming Range, under threat from pending natural gas development.

Video originally published at High Country News.

Inside boundaries outlined by the Wyoming Range Legacy Act to put a mountain range off limits to future energy leasing, old natural gas leases could let development overrun a favored hunting grounds.

Read the full story and see an accompanying video of hunters telling their stories at High Country News.