Lesser prairie-chicken population on the rise

TEXAS TRIBUNE – The number of lesser prairie-chickens in Texas and four neighboring states is up nearly 30 percent, according to the results of an annual aerial survey released this week by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, which oversees a...

Environmental groups ask feds to protect threatened West Texas lizard

TEXAS TRIBUNE – Over the objections of the oil and gas industry, two environmental groups are asking the federal government to protect a tiny West Texas reptile amid the failure of a Texas state-crafted plan to conserve it. Environmental groups ask feds to...

BLM provides clarity on Winter Exceptions for wildlife

The Farmington Field Office of the BLM has released two documents regarding exception requests for timing restrictions in the FFO wildlife areas that can be found on the links below.  It would be helpful to also note that exception requests for bald eagle areas should...

Texas Comptroller warns of new efforts to list lizard

MIDLAND REPORTER-TIMES – Permian Basin operators are being warned not to rest easy on their agreements to help preserve the dunes sagebrush lizard. Despite millions of dollars spent and millions of acres enrolled in the Texas Conservation Plan, a renewed effort...

State Land Office sets next quarterly Oil & Gas meeting for July 18

The State Land Office will be holding their quarterly oil and gas industry outreach meeting on Tuesday, July 18, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the State Land Office’s Morgan Hall, located at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe.  Agenda highlights will include efforts...