Tag Archives: BLM

Poachers Sentenced For Killing Trophy Mule Deer

Mule Deer AntlersThe final individual involved in the poaching of a trophy class mule deer at a ranch south of Craig in 2014, was sentenced in a Moffat county court earlier this month. 60 year old outfitter Danny Jeffcoat from Hamilton pleaded guilty to felony possession of a forged instrument, and was sentenced Continue reading

Photos From The Beaver Creek Fire

2016_07_02-19.57.23.115-CDTThe Beaver Creek Fire, 24 miles Northwest of Walden, continues to move slowly into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Based on infrared data, the fire has burned 172 acres within the Wilderness. Protecting structures and preparing them to avoid being burned remains a high priority as crews also Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

BLM May Limit Access To Land

BLM-entering-public-land-30A meeting to discuss a Travel Management Plan for BLM managed land in Moffat County will be held next week in Craig. The meeting will take place Thursday from 11:30 to 7 at the Center of Craig. According to Dario Archuleta, the outdoor Continue reading

Another Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300A group has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service claiming that their plan for Sage Grouse conservation ignores sound science and will cost jobs in the states where it will be implemented. Western Energy Alliance in conjunction with the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the lawsuit Continue reading

Sage Grouse Plan Nears End?

sage_grouse-300The BLM and the Department Interior were in Grand Junction Tuesday to discuss the national plan for the greater sage grouse. Moffat County Commissioners John Kinkaid and Chuck Grobe attended the meeting which was part of a national tour where the Department of Interior and The BLM seek comments from communities that are being directly affected by the sage grouse plan. The plan sets aside land in 11 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. Opponents of Continue reading

Feds Reevaluate Coal Plan

coalplugThe next step is underway in the United States Department of Interior’s review of the federal coal program. The goal is to evaluate and identify changes to the program that would help to ensure a fair return to the tax payer but also takes into Continue reading

BLM Is Searching For Representatives From NW CO

BLMNominations from Northwest Colorado are being accepted by the Bureau of Land Management to serve on one of their 34 resource advisory councils. Individuals can nominate themselves or another qualified person. The resource advisory councils are Continue reading

Warning Issued To Shed-antler Hunters

antlers shed 400A warning has been sent out to shed-antler hunters in Northwest Colorado by thee Bureau of Land Management, reminding them that it is illegal to take your motorized vehicle off existing roads on BLM land.  According to Hunter Seim, the field manager at the BLM’s little snake field Continue reading

New Oil And Gas Rules Proposed By The BLM

department-of-interiorNew rules effecting oil and gas producers were  proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Friday.  The rules are said to reduce “venting and flaring” of natural gas that is produced as a byproduct of oil extraction or natural gas that may present a safety problem.  Currently that gas is burned off or simply vented into the atmosphere.  Opponents of the proposed rules are fighting back, claiming that the rules are Continue reading

Wolford Mountain Winter Restrictions

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management will begin its annual winter restrictions on motorized travel north of Kremmling in the Wolford Mountain Travel Management Area this Tuesday. The restrictions, which will remain in effect until April 15 in most areas, help reduce stress on wintering big game herds. The purpose of the restrictions are to help Continue reading