Tag Archives: public lands

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Instituted

With multiple wildfires burning in Northwest Colorado, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been instituted for public lands managed by the BLM’s White River Field Office, as well as for the portions of the Routt National forest located in Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties. The restrictions will also affect a small portion of southern Moffat County, which is Continue reading

Water Workshop In Steamboat

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance will hold an Ag Producers’ Water Workshop this week in Steamboat. The workshop will address water needs for cities, agricultural producers and the environment in light of projected water Continue reading

US House Looks To Give Land Control To Locals

The US House of representatives passed a resolution yesterday to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and use of nearly 250 million acres of public land, concentrated in western states, Continue reading

Bills Introduced To Protect Public Lands

In a bi-partisan effort to protect public lands, Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have introduced 5 separate bills dealing with public land issues.  Gardner says he is proud to work Continue reading

BLM to Host Volunteer Project this Weekend

BLMThe BLM Little Snake Field Office and partners invite the public to volunteer and enjoy public lands this weekend to celebrate National Public Lands Day. The BLM is partnering with Conservation Colorado and the Colorado Mountain Club for a National Public Lands Day Continue reading

MDF and BLM Agree on Deer Conservation Collaboration

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on conservation projects that improve mule deer and black-tailed deer habitat on BLM-managed lands. The five-year agreement establishes a framework for cooperation on projects that sustain and enhance Continue reading

BLM to Remove Wild Horses From West Douglas Area

wild horsesThe BLM plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in September. They’ll gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations. The idea is to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations by preventing overcrowding. When wild horse herds grow at levels that are Continue reading

Poll Shows Westerners Want Balance of Environmental and Energy Values

wvpAccording to a public opinion poll released yesterday by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate polling companies in America, the majority of western voters Continue reading

Survey Shows Americans Want More Power for States

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEAmericans strongly support using resources on public lands to produce energy, and giving states more control over regulating those activities. That’s according to a poll commissioned by Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

Records Show Inspections of Oil and Gas Wells is Lagging

Co-Oil-Gas-300Federal records show that more than 240 newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks on Colorado public lands weren’t inspected during a recent three-year period.  U.S. Bureau of Land Management data reviewed by The Associated Press show that almost Continue reading