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Idaho’s Ellis becomes BLM deputy officially

It’s official. Steve Ellis is the BLM’s Deputy Director for Operations. The veteran land manager who began his career in the agency as a forester in Burley,  and until recently was state director for the BLM in Idaho, has been

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Interior’s Jewell visits the West as sage grouse crunch time approaches

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in Colorado Tuesday to tout private conservation efforts as her agency and the states come down to the wire in developing plans to prevent the listing of sage grouse as a threatened species. Jewel and

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Idaho’s Bedke aims for region-wide ‘Sage Grouse Summit’ in Boise in May

House Speaker Scott Bedke held a meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday hoping to unite western states in staving off listing of the sage grouse as an endangered species. Such a listing, now under consideration by Idaho U.S. District

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