Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Blackwall Fire west of Meeker

fire season smallA Bureau of Land Management fire crew responded to the lightning caused Blackwall Fire yesterday afternoon. The one quarter acre fire is burning in pinyon-juniper trees on BLM land in the Black Mountain Wilderness Study Area 12 miles west of Meeker in Rio Blanco County. Current weather and fuel conditions are allowing the Blackwall Fire to be managed for benefits to the land. The fire crew will anchor off the north and west Continue reading

BLM Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Trail Near Dinosaur

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management and Dinosaur National Monument are seeking public comments on an environmental assessment of the proposed 1.3-mile Bull Canyon Rim Trail. The proposed trail would originate in the Monument’s Plug Hat Butte Picnic area off of Harpers Corner Road and Continue reading

BLM Releases Sage Grouse Plan a Day Early

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management has released their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List a day early. The deadline for releasing the plan was tomorrow, but the agency says the plan is now under review. The BLM was supposed to be working with local and state agencies, and in a press release say the plan Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Kremmling Next Month

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next month. The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Agenda items include a presentation Continue reading

BLM Seeking RAC Nominations

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the BLM Colorado Northwest Resource Advisory Council, which advise the BLM on public land issues. The BLM will consider nominations for 30 days. RACs Continue reading

Moffat County Gets Good and Bad News About Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners have gotten good and bad news regarding sage grouse over the last week or so. The good news came from the State Land Board. The board has been ordered to put 10% of the three million acres it owns into a trust for further protection. There were three separate parcels in Moffat County nominated for Continue reading

EIS Available for Transwest Project

TRANSMISSION LINESThe Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration yesterday announced the availability of the final environmental review for a 730-mile transmission line project that would deliver up Continue reading

Tipton and Colleagues Address Sheep and Grazing Issues

sheepCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and a number of his Western colleagues reiterated a request to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior for, “steps focused on finding solutions that prevent further loss of the domestic sheep industry and setbacks in the conservation of wild sheep.” Their letter outlines concerns with the Continue reading

BLM to Hold Public Meeting on Trail Inventory

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop next week to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts. This meeting is intended to provide the public an understanding of the Continue reading

Mine Safety Organization Plans to Extinguish Coal Seam Fire near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is working closely with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to extinguish a coal seam fire burning in the long-abandoned Black Diamond Mine above Meeker. The mine is located on private lands, but the State is Continue reading

BLM Plans Wild Horse Gather in Rio Blanco County

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations. Maintaining healthy wild horse populations is a key aspect of the BLM’s multiple use mission to manage public Continue reading