Tag Archives: management

Comment On Elk Park Road Management Changes

Public comments are due this week for those who want to have there input considered for possible management changes to Elk Park Road, also known as Forest Road 314.  Elk Park Road is located just north of Steamboat and provides access to the Elk Park area and Elk Park Trail-head. Extensive erosion and rutting along with reoccurring management challenges have led to the Continue reading

Wild Horse Adoption In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host a wild horse adoption event this weekend. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 3.  More than 40 wild horses from heard management areas in Nevada, ranging from yearlings to five year olds, will be up for adoption. The adoption Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Continue reading

YVMC Joins Program To Limit Opioids In ER

Eight Colorado hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat are now part of a pilot program to cut down on the amount of opioids used in their emergency rooms.  Participants of the program will use alternatives to Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Reminder Of Wyoming Camping Regulations

With summer camping season upon us, the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is reminding residents of the state’s camping regulations. Camping is limited to 14 days within a 28 day consecutive period, so campers that have been at one location for Continue reading

Submit Projects To Cut Green River Emissions

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is looking for suggestions for potential projects that would reduce emissions in the Upper Green River Basin. The Pinedale Anticline Project Office has $250,000 in its mitigation fund to spend on projects of this nature.  Project ideas should address how to Continue reading

Wyoming Firewood Permits On Sale

The Bureau of Land Management is now offering firewood permits at the Pinedale, Rawlins, Kremmerer and Rock Springs field offices. Permits are available at the cost of $7.50 per cord, with a 2 cord minimum and 10 cord maximum in place. They can be Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading

Plan To Improve The Health Of The Yampa River

The City of Steamboat is working on a plan to improve the health and resiliency of the Yampa River. The Yampa River Health Assessment Stream Flow Management Plan will identify target flows for the river and will Continue reading

MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

Wyoming Regains Control Of Wolf Management

Wyoming regained control of the management of wolves in the state, after a US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling removed federal endangered species regulations around the animals. Wyoming managed their own wolves from 2012 to 2014, when a judge Continue reading