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State and Federal Foresters Work Together

co-state-forestforest-service-signFederal and State Forest officials have finalized an expanded federal-state partnership that will indefinitely enable and increase management efforts on federal lands. The Master Good Neighbor Agreement, signed this week, Continue reading

Horse Rescue Group Appeals Horse Round-Up Decision

wild horsesFront Range Equine Rescue, a nonprofit working to end the abuse and neglect of horses, has formally appealed the federal decision to eliminate the population of wild horses in the West Douglas Herd Area of northwest Colorado. The BLM plans to remove all wild horses from the region over the next three years, due to the land’s Continue reading

Wolf Fire Burns 190 Acres in Moffat County

fire-1-300The Wolf Fire in Moffat County is estimated to be 190 acres. Firefigthers are making good progress and were expected to have the fire fully contained yesterday evening. Fire fighters first responded to the lightning caused wildfire Continue reading

BLM Opens Emerald Mountain Trail

emerald-mountain-300The Ridge/Beall Trailhead is now open at the Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area located in Steamboat Springs.   The Trailhead, which is located one mile off County Road 33 on CR 45, was built through a partnership with the city of Continue reading

County Receives Form Letter Response from BLM over Sage Grouse Plan

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are upset about a letter they received from the Federal Office of the BLM, regarding the agency’s Sage Grouse Management Plan. The commissioners have said since the BLM and Forest Service revealed their plans, that the agencies dismissed the concerns and ideas of all cooperating agencies Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Fire danger high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

fire-danger-high-signFire officials are reminding hunters and recreationists to be careful when using fire outdoors. With the end of the growing season and lack of recent rain vegetation is extremely dry and ready to burn.  Recent wildland fires have been human-caused by faulty equipment and one roadside fire Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Trail Work Near Meeker

meeker-300Volunteers are needed September 19th to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker. Work will include maintaining the popular China Wall Trail above Meeker and constructing the new East Ridge Trail. The project is in observance of National Public Lands Day, and offers the public a chance Continue reading

Bitter Creek Fire Burns 700 Acres in Moffat County

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters from Craig and the BLM responded to a wildland fire Saturday southwest of Maybell. The Bitter Creek Fire consumed about 700 acres of private and BLM land before it was contained Saturday afternoon. The blaze was located near the Bitter Brush State Wildlife Area. Firefighters say it was sparked by lightning. No structures Continue reading

BLM to temporarily close trailhead west of Steamboat

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has closed the Emerald Mountain Trailhead on Cow Creek Road also known as County Road 45, until mid September. The closure, which began yesterday, is due to trail improvement work. Those wishing to access the Emerald Mountain Trailhead during the closure Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading