Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

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

Sage Grouse Announcement Expected Today

sage_grouse-300Land managers, the oil and gas industry, conservation groups, environmentalists and local officials are anticipating a decision today on whether or not the Greater Sage Grouse will be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The bird, which has been thriving in Colorado and Wyoming, is found in 11 states, and Continue reading

Group Sues to Stop Wild Horse Roundups

wild horsesAn animal-advocacy organization is suing to halt any future gathers of wild horses in northwest Colorado. Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based international advocacy organization, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., saying horse roundups threaten the well-being of horses that are driven Continue reading

Hickenlooper Promotes Grouse Conservation Program

sage_grouse-300Governor John Hickenlooper, in partnership with conservation groups, industry representatives, and agriculture leaders, has requested recognition by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management to establish the Colorado Habitat Exchange – initially focused on the greater sage-grouse. Hickenlooper Continue reading

Wild Horse Round-Up Underway Near Rangely

wild horsesAlmost two dozen horses are in Bureau of Land Management custody after the first day of a roundup in northwest Colorado’s West Douglas Herd Area. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper ruled Wednesday that the federal agency was allowed to manage the herd, calling potential harm from the roundup “minimal.” Wild horse Continue reading

Conservation Partners to Celebrate Successful Project

YAMPA RIVERRepresentatives of Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Yampa River System Legacy Partnership will gather on the Yampa River tomorrow to Continue reading

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