Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

BLM Continues Wild Horse Trapping

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is making progress in their efforts to trap wild horses in the Sand Wash Heard Management Area in Northwest Colorado. So far the BLM has gathered 26 horses from the area.  12 of those horses were released back to the range with 5 mares receiving fertility treatments. 10 of the horses gathered have been removed and will be Continue reading

Clarification On Sage Grouse Conservation

sage_grouse-300In an effort To provide further clarification on their land use plan for the conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, the Bureau of Land Management released a series of what they call Instructional Memorandums.  The memorandums provide details on how the implementation of the plan will affect oil Continue reading

BLM Taking Comments of Motorized Vehicle Routes

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary plan for areas managed by the White River field office, detailing which routes would be open to motorized and mechanized vehicles, and the routes that would be closed to those vehicles. The plan effects 1.5-million acres in northwestern Colorado. Once the plan is formalized next year the Continue reading

NW Colorado Lands May Be Protected From BLM

BLM-entering-public-land-30A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would protect land in Jackson, Mesa and Delta counties from being declared as wilderness area by the Bureau of Land Management. The Western Colorado Wilderness Study Area Release Act 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

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