Land Use: If more timber is harvested in Oregon, it puts a greater burden on California and other neighboring states to meet the federal conservation requirements to keep endangered species alive, says a group opposing the bill.
Land Use: In a bit of long-awaited good news for Joshua Tree National Park and its wild residents, the agency responsible for disposing of L.A. County's trash has abandoned the idea of using the closed Eagle Mountain Mine as a landfill.
The Hidden Desert: In November, the California Air Resources Board ruled that according to data from lakebed monitors, the DWP was solely responsible for the horrendous air quality caused by dust blowing off Owens Lake. DWP's response? Get rid of the monitors.
Land Use: The Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia national forests are among the first public lands that will undergo a proposed national forest planning rule that will dictate how they manage activities like hiking, hunting, road construction and mining.
Land Use: Imagine a new Joshua Tree National Park: Operated by a Border Patrol that allows unregulated building of roads, ignores environmental standards, and shuts down access in the name of national security.
Commentary: At first glance, the ground cover in these spots may seem unremarkable, as if someone had just spread a layer of gravel over a dead surface. Look a little closer, though, and surprises emerge.
Land Use: The National Park Service (NPS) released a study last week, detailing how California's San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains might fit into the National Park System. The Draft San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment is...
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