Tag Archives: BLM

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

New Fire Starts In Dinosaur National Monument

WILD FIREA lightning fire started Sunday about 25 miles west of Maybell. The 335 acre “Happy Hollow” fire is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument. Nearly 100 firefighters are working in conjunction with air support to Continue reading

BLM Taking Comments of Motorized Vehicle Routes

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary plan for areas managed by the White River field office, detailing which routes would be open to motorized and mechanized vehicles, and the routes that would be closed to those vehicles. The plan effects 1.5-million acres in northwestern Colorado. Once the plan is formalized next year the Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Planned For 2017

swingin bridgePlans to repair Swinging Bridge on Moffat County Road 83 in Browns park took a big step forward last week after the Colorado Department of Local Affairs approved Moffat County’s request for a $760,000 grant to repair and improve the bridge. Swinging Bridge has been open only to foot traffic for the last two years. During that time, the Moffat Continue reading

Comment On Moffat County Travel Management Plan

travel-titleThe Bureau of Land Management is still taking comments on the proposed Travel Management Plan for Moffat County. The BLM is interested on learning what routes are important to the public, to ensure their continued Continue reading

New Field Manager At BLM’s Little Snake Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has a new field manager at the Little Snake River Field Office. Bruce Stilltoe , who most recently worked for the BLM in Salt Lake City, arrived in Craig last week. Stilltoe will be responsible for managing the 1.3 million acres of BLM land in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County’s. According to BLM Northwest District manager Joe Continue reading