Tag Archives: BLM

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Oil & Gas Group Sues BLM Over Venting And Flaring Rule

oil-and-gas-industry-300A group, representing energy producers in the US, is suing the Bureau of Land Management over their new rule, regulating venting and flaring on oil and natural gas operations, occurring on federal or tribal lands. The suit, filed in a US District court in Wyoming, claims that the rule exceeds the BLM’s authority, creates duplicate regulations, and conflicts with requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency. The group argues that the authority to Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Upset With New BLM Rule

wyoming-flag-graphicElected officials in Wyoming are upset by the Bureau of Land Managements new venting and flaring rule that was approved earlier this week. Most believe that the new regulations are not needed and duplicate efforts already underway in the state. Some are hopeful that Continue reading

Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading

Body Of Missing Craig Man Found

burkeFriday afternoon Mesa County deputies responded to a report of person found deceased on BLM land west of Lands End Road, about 25 mile southeast of Mesa, Colorado. Once deputies arrived at the remote location, they confirmed the vehicle found with the deceased person was the blue and white Bronco belonging to missing Craig resident Scott Burke. The Mesa County Continue reading

Interior Department Continues Review Of Coal

coalplugPublic comments and transcripts from six public meetings concerning the Federal coal leasing program are now available online through the Bureau of Land Management.  Approximately 2,000 people attended meetings in 6 states including one held in Grand Junction in June.  The BLM is using input from the meetings and public comments to determine potential reforms for the Continue reading

BLM To Start Trapping Horses

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management will soon begin trapping wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area.  The BLM will be trapping and administering fertility control treatments to the heard beginning October 21st.  They also plan to remove up to 50 young horses from the herd and relocate them to the Great Escape Mustang Continue reading

Clarification On Sage Grouse Conservation

sage_grouse-300In an effort To provide further clarification on their land use plan for the conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, the Bureau of Land Management released a series of what they call Instructional Memorandums.  The memorandums provide details on how the implementation of the plan will affect oil Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading

New BLM District Manager

BLMThe BLM has hired a new district manager for Northwest Colorado. Andrew Archuleta, who is currently a field manager for the San Luis Valley in Colorado, will start his new position October 1st.  Archuleta has worked in his current position since 2011.  He also worked for the US Forest Service and Continue reading

More Prescribed Burns Needed In Colorado

controlled-burns-300With fires burning across Colorado experts believe the best way to prevent future fires is to increase prescribed burns, which authorities use to burn excess vegetation on public lands. BLM officials believe prescribed burns could have possibly Continue reading

Comment On Wild Horse Trapping Near Craig

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on their plan to trap horses in the Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles west of Craig. After trapping, the BLM plans to administer fertility treatments and remove up to 50 horses from the area. The basin management plan is to keep the wild horse population below 362, currently the Continue reading