Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

Officials Release Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

ROANFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled an updated environmental impact statement yesterday for the plateau, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise Continue reading

AGNC Applying for Sage Grouse Mapping Funding

sage_grouse-300The Department of Local Affairs Advisory Committee hearings to review Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Funding application will be held today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. Among the applications to be reviewed is the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) application for funding to conduct local Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt Continue reading

Group Seeks Funding for Sage Grouse Planning

sage_grouse-300A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is asking the state Department of Local Affairs for a $380,000 grant for the project. The group hopes to receive money that has been made available through a new state law aimed at improving Continue reading

Congress Reviving Good Samaritan Laws

EPA-300Congressional Republicans are reviving “Good Samaritan” legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines. The proposal was one of three bills the House Natural Resources Committee announced yesterday after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public input on route inventory for their Little Snake Field Office, Travel Management Area 1. TMA 1 includes parts of Hiwatha, Vermillion Basin, Sandwash and the Little Bears Ears areas near Craig. The comments will be accepted Continue reading

Man Investigated for Selling Wild Horses to Slaughter Houses

wild horsesA federal investigation has determined that a Colorado livestock hauler sent about 1,700 wild horses to slaughterhouses after buying them through a Bureau of Land Management program that’s supposed to provide the animals with good homes. The Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General released a report Friday saying Continue reading

Lawmakers Want to Reauthorize Land Transaction Act

gardnerMICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner joined Senators Martin Heinrich and Dean Heller to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on White River Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has announced a public scoping period for travel and transportation management in the White River Field Office. The Office is beginning an Environmental Assessment that would amend its 1997 Resource Management Plan to determine 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

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