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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

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