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The BLM's deconstruction

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Rockies Today

January 27 · Issue #69 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

The BLM's deconstruction
In a new analysis for High Country News, Jonathan Thompson writes that the BLM’s move West illustrates the Trump administration’s “deconstruction of the administrative state.”
Observe the BLM’s displacement Observe the BLM’s displacement
Meanwhile, Jimmy Tobias, reporting for The Nation, writes that the Interior Department “will shape the fate of this country’s climate resilience—but first it will have to be rebuilt after being ransacked by Trump cronies”:
The road to the Green New Deal lies through this overlooked agency
Little Shell Tribe celebrates
Montana tribe marks milestone with banquet Montana tribe marks milestone with banquet
'We knew it was going to happen:' Little Shell celebrates federal recognition
A rewilding triumph
Wolves help to reverse Yellowstone degradation Wolves help to reverse Yellowstone degradation
Meanwhile, in Colorado…
Colorado lawmakers want a compromise on wolf reintroduction. Ballot advocates aren’t biting—yet
More wildlife news from around the region:
Remote cameras produce wolf population count in Idaho
Gov. Gordon to launch migration corridor listening tour across Wyoming
Like Coachella, but for birds: There’s an entire Colorado festival dedicated to snow geese
A rare black mule deer in Moab has died—and Utah wildlife officials are worried about what killed it
Idaho wildlife officials criticized for elk hunt
STEM the tide
Tech startups are coming to the Mountain West, but how can we grow them? Tech startups are coming to the Mountain West, but how can we grow them?
More stories we're reading today
Bozeman's economy ranked strongest small economy third year in a row
Facing denial, Jordan Cove LNG project withdraws application for key state permit
Forecast: Burn, baby burn; 1,700% jump expected in acres burned
The search for jobs and a recovery in Red Deer, Alberta: 'There's absolutely nothing out there'
Amazon preppers: How rural Montana benefits from online conglomerate
Trump just pledged to help plant more trees. But in Alaska’s Tongass, his focus is on cutting them.
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, Fellow in Regional Journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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