Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service

House Passes Forest Foundation Bill

nffThe House of Representatives has passed a bill to ensure the National Forest Foundation (NFF) will continue to have the resources it needs to enhance and protect national forests and Continue reading

Conservation Partners to Celebrate Successful Project

YAMPA RIVERRepresentatives of Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Yampa River System Legacy Partnership will gather on the Yampa River tomorrow to Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Forest Service Withdraws Proposed Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. Forest Service has officially withdrawn its proposed Groundwater Management Directive, an initiative highly criticized as an attempt by the federal government to control and regulate all bodies of water in the U.S. The directive would have caused major problems for farmers and ranchers, as it would have included Continue reading

Meeting Tonight Will Focus on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bear’s Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting tonight to talk about the latest federal issues facing Moffat County. Those include the situation at ColoWyo Coal Mine and federal land management plans that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. ColoWyo is in the midst of an Continue reading

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

Bennet and Gardner Push Wildfire Prevention Recommendations

WILDFIREColorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have sent the Innovations in Forestry and Fire Mitigation report to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The report details recommendations from Colorado fire and forestry experts on the steps the federal government can take to better support the state’s Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday 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

Steamboat Named Tree City…Again

douglas fir treesFor the 24th consecutive year, Steamboat has been named as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. There are four requirements to meet the Foundations standards: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community Continue reading

Ski Resorts Break Record in Fees Paid

SKI JUMPThe 11 ski areas that operate in the White River National Forest broke the record for fees they paid to use public lands during the past fiscal year. The U.S. Forest Service says the ski areas that include some of the state’s top resorts paid a combined $16 million during the Forest Service’s 2014 fiscal year. That’s up more than Continue reading