Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

BLM Finishes Grand Junction Project, Working on Moffat County Plan

BLMA document that will guide the management of more than 1 million acres in western Colorado for 20-plus years is now complete, but the battles are not over. The Bureau of Land Management issued its record of decision Friday for the resource management plan for the Grand Junction Field Continue reading

BLM to temporarily close trailhead west of Steamboat

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has closed the Emerald Mountain Trailhead on Cow Creek Road also known as County Road 45, until mid September. The closure, which began yesterday, is due to trail improvement work. Those wishing to access the Emerald Mountain Trailhead during the closure Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Meeker Next Week

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

MDF and BLM Agree on Deer Conservation Collaboration

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on conservation projects that improve mule deer and black-tailed deer habitat on BLM-managed lands. The five-year agreement establishes a framework for cooperation on projects that sustain and enhance Continue reading

BLM To Conduct Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is conducting a Travel Management Plan for Moffat County. The goal is to designate certain roads for appropriate uses throughout the county. The first step is to inventory the roads. The county will be a cooperating agency, meaning they will have a Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

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