Tag Archives: BLM

Bills Introduced To Protect Private Land Rights

Two bills have recently been introduced in the US House of Representatives that would help protect the rights of private land owners. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton introduced the Land Adjacency Notification and Disclosure Act and the Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners Protection Act, earlier this week. The Land Adjacency Notification Continue reading

Wild Mare Trapping And Research Continues

The BLM and the University of Wyoming have announced they completed a portion of the Adobe Town Herd Management Area, wild mare bait trapping and research project, which is taking place in Sweetwater County. The group has collared a total of 14 mares so far in an effort to track their movement. The university will monitor the radio Continue reading

Should BLM National Office Be Moved West?

Colorado’s elected leaders are spearheading an effort to relocate the national BLM office to the Western United States, and would like to see it in Colorado.  Senator Cory Gardner introduced the idea of moving the national office west during the confirmation hearing for newly confirmed interior secretary Ryan Continue reading

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