Tag Archives: BLM

Wild Horses Up For Adoption

Twenty wild horses gathered this winter from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area will be available for adoption through a silent auction next month in Fruita.  The BLM will hold the auction on April 21st and 22nd.  Interested parties will be allowed to view Continue reading

Beetle-Kill Tree Removal Scheduled

The Colorado State Forest Service will be working with the BLM to address beetle-kill timber on public lands in Grand County with the objective of harvesting dead beetle-kill trees in the area for beneficial use. This will make the forest in the area healthier and easier to defend against future wildfires. The BLM and Forrest Service are Continue reading

Senate Continues Effort To Give Locals Land Control

The US Senate passed a resolution earlier this week to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

US House Looks To Give Land Control To Locals

The US House of representatives passed a resolution yesterday to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and use of nearly 250 million acres of public land, concentrated in western states, Continue reading

Recreation And Travel Plan For NW Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is still attempting to develop a travel management plan for recreation areas in Northwest Colorado. To allow the community to be involved with the development of the plan, the BLM will host public open house this month in Craig. The open house is intended to help the BLM determine key issues with travel and Continue reading

340,000 Tons Of Additional Coal To Be Mined

Twentymile Coal can now extract an additional 340,000 tons of federal coal from the underground Mine located approximately 20 miles southwest of Steamboat. The Bureau of Land Management announced they had Continue reading

BLM Plans Sage-Grouse Projects In NW Colorado

Public comments are being accepted by the Bureau of Land Management regarding a plan that would streamline the approval of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat improvement projects in Northwest Continue reading

Local Ranchers Named To BLM NW Advisory Council

BLMMoffat County rancher Wes McStay and Rio Blanco County rancher Scott Robertson were recently named as members of the Bureau of Land Managements Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council. The two ranchers will lend their expertise to the BLM to help the agency manage Continue reading

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