The BLM Lost 20 Million Acres of Federal Public Land this Year

August 28, 2010 LARKSPUR, Ca. – The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is one of the federal agencies responsible for managing federal public land held in trust for the American people.  Federally-owned and managed public land totals nearly 650 million surface acres, or about 30% of the total land area … Continue reading

BLM “Do-Sa-Dos” with Facts, Public, Advocates and Animals

The Bureau of Land Management employs approximately 12,000 people (10,000 permanently and 2,000 temporarily, according to Wikipedis’s “Bureau of Land Management” article), and it sometimes seems as if the only ones we in “the public” ever hear from are the ubiquitous “spokesmen” and “spokeswomen” whose titles include the words “marketing,” “public affairs” or “communications” and … Continue reading

More on the Women of Interior, the Department that Time Forgot

If I were one of the gals in the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”), I might be a little annoyed.  It seems that when the big jobs are handed around, the boys get the nod (Gale Norton being the token exception).  But when the sh-t hits the fan, the “spokeswomen” get to take the … Continue reading

I Would Rather Be A Luddite Than A Simplot Any Day

Call me a Luddite. In a 2007 article she wrote for MSNBC, Cloning:  Scientists vs. Consumers, freelance writer Pallavi Gogoi quotes Terry Etherton, head of the Dairy & Animal Science Dept. at Penn State University, on the issue of cloning animals for food production and consumption.  Etherton, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., is an enthusiastic supporter of animal cloning … Continue reading

Two Men Charged in Wild Horse Shootings

According to a March 10, 2010, press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the state of Nevada (Reno), two Nevada men have been charged with killing five federally-protected wild horses “on federally-managed lands in northern Nevada” on November 28, 2009.  The bodies of the horses were reportedly discovered on December 5, 2009, by a … Continue reading