Public Lands

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Public lands are a big deal in the mountain west. Conservationists across our region are celebrating these lands all this month.

 

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The proliferation of wildfires throughout the West are forcing researchers to look at the health of American woodlands. Idaho Matters examines the future of the region's forests with Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz.

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The Idaho Land Board unanimously approved a spending bump for public schools Tuesday, Aug. 21. Education funding will increase by $1 million in the next school year.

A major outdoor apparel company is moving its global headquarters to Colorado. The move comes amid the growing economic and political power of the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation industry in our region.

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New trespassing laws went on the books at the start of July. They were intended to provide clarity and unify provisions that stretched across three separate codes. Rather than simplify things, some in law enforcement say they’re causing headaches.

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When you hear about companies like REI or Patagonia, you might think about tents, rain jackets or hikers in puffy coats on a mountaintop. But how about politics? These outdoorsy companies are part of a new wave of business advocates fighting for public lands.

Now that a National Parks entrance fee hike is on hold, competing legislation is floating through Congress that would permanently pay for the multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog using federal mineral revenues.

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A family in eastern Idaho is coming under fire for defacing a natural rock arch near Moab, Utah. The graffiti came to light after a post on social media.


From the moment we first laid eyes on them, Americans have been captivated by mustangs — with their strength, their determination and their wild nature. They have been featured in countless Western paperbacks, movies and songs through the years, and we’ve named war planes and muscle cars after them.


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A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states' rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents during a cattle grazing dispute.

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Three top candidates trying to be elected Idaho's governor in 2018 have widely different backgrounds but share similar views on managing the state's wildlife conservation and access to public lands.

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During Ryan Zinke’s nomination hearing in the Senate last January, he was adamant on one point:

“I am absolutely against transfer or sale of public land," he replied to a question from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with the Republican party’s efforts to transfer public lands out of federal control. So, he’s fighting back.

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Passions run high in a YouTube video showing an argument between a recreationist and a private land security guard in southwest Idaho.

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