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November 19, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Madeleine Pickens, wife of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, said she would create a refuge for wild horses after the Bureau of Land Management said it might have to kill some to control the herds and protect the range. About 33,000 wild horses and burros roam the open range in 10 Western states, half of those in Nevada. The BLM wants the population to be about 27,000, to protect the herd, the range and other foraging animals. Horses that are too old or unadoptable are sent to long-term holding facilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1995 | From Times staff reports
A team from the New York Blood Center has identified the gene that causes Bloom's syndrome, a discovery that should provide new insight into the causes of cancer. Only about 200 people worldwide have Bloom's syndrome, which causes the early onset of a broad spectrum of cancers, so that most victims die in their 20s. Dr. James L. German and his colleagues report in the journal Cell that Bloom's is caused by a mutation in a gene called BLM, which uncoils DNA when it is copied, used or repaired by the cell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1988
Secretary of Interior Donald P. Hodel's failure to "see" any damage to the California desert confirms the lack of vision he represents on the part of the Reagan Administration. His tour of the California desert region was orchestrated and directed by the Bureau of Land Management, an agency that has much to hide from the eyes of its boss. The whole effort was BLM's attempt to thwart Sen. Alan Cranston's legislation, which would assure long-term environmental protection for the desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1988
Bickel's predicament is a splendid example of the evils of too much government. Who is he hurting by living at his camp in Last Chance Canyon? He is just the kind of creative, rugged individual who bureaucrats love to tyrannize. Now the BLM has the funds (misused taxes) to show him who is really in charge here. It's outrageous. FRANCES RUSSELL Burbank
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
Your editorial ("Rebuild Land Management," May 29), about BLM grazing permits makes the same erroneous assumptions that your series on the BLM did. The 8,500 acres that you used as an example is not a land lease, but a grazing permit. The rancher does not have exclusive use of the land. He shares it with hunters, fishermen, rock hounds, campers, picnickers, motorcycles and four-wheelers. The rancher is the only one of the users who pays a fee. All the rancher gets is the privilege of grazing a certain number of cattle for a set period of time, and the responsibility of maintaining the fences, water, pipelines, roads, care of the cattle, keeping the cattle scattered so they don't concentrate in one area, and cleaning up and repairing the damage of the other users.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher's 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands near here. Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement that his office has received numerous complaints about the operation by the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service to collect cattle belonging to southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who for decades has refused to pay the required fees to graze his animals on public land.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Federal officials say they have finished rounding up 11 “problem” wild mustangs in northern Nevada and that the horses will now be offered for adoption. The last of a band that once numbered 50 mustangs were enticed into a trap last week, as concerned residents of the Carson City neighborhood watched in dismay, questioning why the Bureau of Land Management insisted on removing animals that had peacefully coexisted with surrounding homeowners for years. In a news release Friday, the day the last horse was lured into a trap with offerings of alfalfa and barley, the BLM repeated past claims that people had complained about the animals crossing busy roadways and damaging property to graze in a small public park.
OPINION
April 24, 2006
Re "Middle of Nowhere is a Center of Conflict," April 19 One critical issue was neglected in the article: Ongoing livestock grazing degrades the very objects the monuments were designated to protect. Livestock grazing damages the habitat of the desert tortoise and other wildlife, tramples cultural artifacts, harms native plant communities and spreads invasive vegetation. On the Arizona Strip and on Arizona's national monuments, livestock grazing leaves permanent scars on landscapes that are supposed to receive special protection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1988
The letter of William Penn Mott Jr., director of the National Park Service and Robert F. Burford, director of the Bureau of Land Management (Letters, June 23) in which they describe a proposed limited transfer of land from the BLM to the National Park Service and opposition to the California Desert Protection Act proves two things: The BLM has park-quality land that should be transferred to the park service and old bureaucrats know how to take orders. The week in which Mott talked of rationing Californians' access to national parks due to overcrowding is a poor time to say we don't need to expand those parks available to expansion.
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