Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

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

BLM to Hold Public Meeting on Trail Inventory

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop next week to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts. This meeting is intended to provide the public an understanding of the Continue reading

Mine Safety Organization Plans to Extinguish Coal Seam Fire near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is working closely with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to extinguish a coal seam fire burning in the long-abandoned Black Diamond Mine above Meeker. The mine is located on private lands, but the State is Continue reading

BLM Plans Wild Horse Gather in Rio Blanco County

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations. Maintaining healthy wild horse populations is a key aspect of the BLM’s multiple use mission to manage public Continue reading

BLM Planning Prescribed Burns in Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct up to two prescribed fires in the upcoming week in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and Continue reading

BLM Taking Inventory of Roads and Trails

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public’s help in reviewing its road and trail inventory for lands managed by the White River Field Office. Over the next several years the field office will undertake a comprehensive travel management planning process looking at the Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Plant Expansion

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments on a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker. Natural Soda’s planned expansion of the Piceance Creek Basin processing facility would double its current 250,000 tons per-year Continue reading

BLM to Perform Prescribed Burn in Western Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning a prescribed fire 30 miles west of Maybell in the Douglas Mountain area on 124 acres of BLM land. Burning is expected to take place today, if weather and ground Continue reading