Tag Archives: wildlife habitat

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading

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

Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Grasslands Assistance

USDA-300Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that beginning September 1st, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for Butch Unit

controlled-burns-300Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge staff plan to take advantage of the spring weather to burn the wetland in the Butch Unit. The objectives of the burns are to reduce excessive fuel loads and to improve the wildlife habitat conditions in those Continue reading

BLM Re-issues Shed Antler Hunter Warning

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people collecting shed antlers in northwest Colorado that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. The BLM is re-issuing the reminder after an uptick in people seeking Continue reading

BLM Reminds Shed Hunters to do so Legally

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. People that illegally leave roads on ATVs or other Continue reading

New Wildlife Habitat Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has obtained nearly 700 acres of wildlife habitat near the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area west of Meeker. The land was purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The addition increases the Rio Blanco state wildlife area from 390 acres to Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Near Walden

controlled-burns-300Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge staff in Jackson County plan to take advantage of the fall weather to burn the grasslands near the Hampton Ranch site, and along the Illinois River near the refuge’s northern boundary. The objectives of Continue reading