Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

C-DOT to Use Different Method for Triggering Avalanches

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Continue reading

Tipton’s Transparency Bill Heard in House Committee

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to increase transparency in public land transfers received a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation yesterday. Tipton’s bill seeks to improve the transparency, oversight and notification of land exchanges involving U.S. Continue reading

Forest Rangers Cracking Down on Buffalo Pass Parties

BUFFALO-PASSDestructive partying on the Routt National Forest is drawing the attention of U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers in the Steamboat area, as multiple events have resulted in a variety of issues, dangerous Continue reading

New Forest Supervisor Introduced

Medicine Bow National ForestDennis Jaeger, a veteran of both the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army, is the new Forest Supervisor for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Jaeger was selected for the post earlier this summer by Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Dan Jirón and Continue reading

Forest Service Wants to Hear from Residents on Trails

routt-natl-forest-signOn Wednesday, the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District (HPBE) is inviting the public to join them for a planning session regarding the multi-use trail system on the Routt National Forest surrounding Steamboat. Various Continue reading

Fires Burning in Routt National Forest

WILDFIRESmall fires were discovered in both the Pinkham area and Mount Zirkel Wilderness on the Routt National Forest, Tuesday afternoon.  The Pinkham area fire, named the Camp Creek Fire, was Continue reading

Tipton Introduces Protection for Private Land Owners from Feds

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has introduced two pieces of legislation to protect private landowners from federal land management agency errors, and increase transparency in federal land exchanges and acquisitions.  In 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a resurvey of federal land in Mesa County. The BLM initiates resurveys Continue reading

Committee Passes Fire Mitigation Cooperation Bill

FEMA-250The Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Homeland Security appropriations bill yesterday instructing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to devise a strategy with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to better Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Harmful Effects of Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses on the impact that the proposed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Groundwater Directive and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waters of the U.S. rule will have on Western water users including farmers and ranchers, ski areas, municipalities and others during a Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading

Forest Visitors Warned of Damaged Roads

forest-service-signAs the snowpack rapidly melts and National Forest roads open, the possibility for visitors encountering road damage caused by winter run-off is becoming more likely.  U.S. Forest Service crews are finding damage in a variety of areas and are addressing issues as soon as possible, either fixing the problem or Continue reading

Elected Officials Tour Mesa County Mudslide

mesa county slide areaCongressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Governor John Hickenlooper, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman and Collbran Mayor Pro Tem Jolyn Dorman toured the Grand Mesa mudslide by air on Saturday. During Continue reading