Grand Staircase-Escalante: ‘New opportunities’ or ‘plan of plunder?’

A controversial goal to increase economic and recreational opportunities under the Trump administration at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were unveiled Friday in a move that drew a quick and strong response from a number of environmental groups, but state and federal officials lauded the proposed environmental analysis and management plans, according to statements released by the BLM and more than a dozen environmental groups that stand in opposition.

Decision: Tribes can retain eagle remains on their lands

Fish and Wildlife Service announces landmark policy revision

In a monumental decision that underscores the agency’s commitment to honoring the wishes of federally recognized tribes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its policy regarding the retention of eagle remains on lands within Indian country. Federally recognized tribes are now able to retain bald and golden eagle remains found on these lands under certain conditions and with the proper permits, according to a press release from the UFWS.