Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

Meetings Set for Getting Public Feedback on Solar Sites

The federal government has released its draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for identifying and evaluating the best areas on public lands for building utility-scale solar plants. A 90-day public comment period ends March 17, 2011, preceded by 14 meetings in 6 Western states and Washington, D.C.

March 4, 2013 to March 6, 2013

ECOS Annual Meeting

The Environmental Council of the States, a national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders, will hold its spring membership meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.

August 10, 2016 to August 13, 2016

Asian American Journalists Association Annual Convention

The 26th annual convention in Las Vegas includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars, a Presidential Candidate Town Hall and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues, as well as a career fair.

Feds Document Core Areas for Decimated Sage-Grouse

The map and report on known greater sage grouse high-density breeding populations is a starting point that can be refined with the input of state fish and wildlife agencies. But you can use it right away as you cover various land use and environmental issues.

"All Hopped Up: Town Unites For Toad Revival"

"A small environmental miracle has occurred in Beatty, Nev., a former mining town that sits on the eastern edge of Death Valley between Jackass Flats and Sober Up Gulch. The people of Beatty have helped revive the Amargosa toad, a warty, speckled, palm-sized creature that's unique to the area and, just a few years ago, seemed headed for extinction."

Source: NPR, 11/10/2010

Nonfederal Rangeland Often in Poor Shape

USDA and USGS researchers found about one of every five acres of rangelands in 17 western states, as well as portions of Louisiana and Florida, has some degree of degradation of at least one factor (soil and site stability, hydrologic integrity, and biotic integrity).

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