FWS Completes Status Review of Gray Wolves

The agency released a National Recovery Plan rather than changing the Endangered Species designation. The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has determined not to make changes to the…

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Funding for Ecosystem Restoration in Eight States Released

The funds from the Bureau of Land Management will go to local restoration projects in Western states and Florida. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management…

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Bureau of Land Management Adds States to Solar Power Development

The agency increased the number of Western states from the original 2012 plan. The Bureau of Land Management updated the plan for solar power development in the western…

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Interior Department Advances 15 Renewable Energy Projects

Multiple facilities will be created to generate power. Secretary Deb Haaland announced this month that the Department of the Interior is moving forward with 15 renewable energy projects…

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USDA To Invest in Wildfire Barrier Expansions

Funding will support firefighter response efforts in five states. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is contributing $63 million toward the…

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Secretary Vilsack Meets with Drought-Impacted State Leaders

The meeting allowed Secretary Vilsack to update fellow Agriculture Secretaries of federal programs available to them. At the end of March, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack met with the…

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Interior Announces Funding for Wildfire Management

Supports pay increases for firefighters and new training. The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that it will be providing $228 million for wildfire management in the fiscal…

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FEMA Administrator to Visit Western Wildfire States

Eighty large wildfires currently burning across the West. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will make her first trip to wildfire-affected states amid another dangerous week of extreme heat and…

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Western States Battered by Wildfires, Weather

Hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed. More than 90 major fires have blackened more than 5,300 square miles — almost the size of Connecticut — in 12 western…

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