John Freemuth Zinke Shifts Plans To Reorganize Interior After Western Leaders' Pushback By Frankie Barnhill • Feb 28, 2018 Rick Bowmer / AP Images In January, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced he wanted to create 13 distinct regions of the country, with the intention of decentralizing the D.C.-based agency. What The Nevada Bundy Mistrial Means For Public Lands By Frankie Barnhill • Dec 21, 2017 John Locher / AP Images The federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy came to a screeching halt Wednesday. The federal judge trying the case declared a mistrial. Listen Listening... / 1:39 Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. Idaho House Speaker Calls For State-Managed Sage Grouse Plan By James Dawson • Oct 26, 2017 Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation / BLM One of Idaho’s top political leaders urged the federal government Wednesday to roll back a conservation plan for one of the West’s most iconic animals. Listen Listening... / 1:14 Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story.