Tag Archives: White River National Forest

Prescribed Burn Planned for Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area beginning Sunday. The 1200 acre prescribed fire site is about 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig, on National Forest System lands and next Continue reading

Bennet Urges Reauthorization of LWCF Funds

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Bennet says it’s not included in the current stopgap funding measure and will expire next week. LWCF supports the conservation of parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Many parts of Colorado have received LWCF funding, including the White 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

Energy Exploration Prohibited in White River National Forest

oil-and-gas-drilling-300The federal government is prohibiting energy exploration in most of the White River National Forest. A new document from the Forest Service limits exploration to less than one-tenth of the 2.2 million acre forest. The government says Continue reading

Mule Deer Summit to be Held in Glenwood

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in coordination with The Keystone Center, will hold a West Slope Mule Deer Summit in Glenwood August 9th.  The summit agenda includes presentation of a draft of the West Slope Mule Deer Strategy slated to be released early next month.  The event is free and Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Road Closed Due to Flooding

FLOOD-WATER-300Rio Blanco County Road 51 has been closed due to flooding.  County officials say the road, which is also known as Wyman Lake Road, is closed to highway vehicles due to the wash out of a culvert that Continue reading

Energy Groups Blast BLM for Caving to Environmentalists

oil-and-gas-industry-300Western Energy Alliance and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA) together with 10 Colorado, regional, and national trade associations submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding 65 valid existing leases in Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Craig May 29th

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet May 29th in Craig.  The meeting is open to the public, and there will be opportunities for the public to make comment.  Agenda items include managing the Continue reading