Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

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

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