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Joe Bradshaw / Bureau of Land Management

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

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Nevada celebrated its fifth annual public lands day over the weekend with events and free park admission, all designed to get more people outdoors. However, a new report in the journal Global Environmental Change estimates that as the planet warms up due to climate change, demand for outdoor recreation on public lands could go down.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

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Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, June 14, 2021.

Some YouTubers and Instagram influencers recently found an unlikely champion in a Republican lawmaker.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso introduced a bill Friday that would waive fees and permits for content creators to film on federal public lands and in national parks.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Last week, the Biden administration unveiled its budget plan for managing federal public lands, and it contains big funding increases that reflect the administration's priorities around conservation and climate change.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021.

David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021.

Two Western lawmakers have reintroduced companion bills to establish a federal conservation corps. It would invest $9 billion in a civilian workforce dedicated to public lands, part of a $40 billion package focused on conservation, restoration and rural economies.

The Senate confirmation hearing for Deb Haaland, nominated to lead the Interior Department, began Tuesday. If confirmed, she'll be the nation's first Indigenous cabinet secretary and oversee federal public lands management and tribal affairs.

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Lucia Starbuck / This is Reno

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

The Biden administration is considering an increase in royalty rates on oil, gas and coal development on public lands for the first time in more than a century.

 


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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.


Vanessa Chavarriaga loves to be outside, whether it's floating down a river in the desert or ice skating on a frozen alpine lake. And when she posts photos of her adventures, she includes information about where exactly she was.

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management held its first oil and gas lease sales in months, netting more than $8 million from drillers eyeing public lands primarily in New Mexico.


President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill being hailed as the biggest public lands and conservation legislation in a generation.

Broken pavement on a path at Yellowstone National Park.
Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service

A bill to permanently fund conservation efforts and reduce maintenance backlogs across public lands will soon be up for a vote in the U.S. Senate.

An image of a single oil derrick situated in the open spaces and mountains of Utah.
Bureau of Land Management

A federal report out this week shows that the Bureau of Land Management has more than halved the time spent reviewing oil and gas drilling permits, a reflection of how the agency's priorities have shifted under the Trump administration.

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