BLM seeks residents for resource advisory councils

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on 34 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), which advise the BLM on public land issues, including positions in Rio Blanco County/Northwest Colorado.

BLM reminds shed antler hunters that they must park on designated roads

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field offices in Craig and Meeker are 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 BLM public lands in this area.

BLM proposes emissions rules; regulations may aid gas and oil

RBC I On Jan. 22, as “Snowzilla” was about to hit Washington D.C. and much of the East Coast, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced much-anticipated rules on emissions from oil and gas production on Bureau of Land Management-administered leases.

BLM releases DEIS on previous oil, gas leases in White River Nat’l Forest

RBC I On Nov. 18, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes 65 existing oil and gas leases located on the White River National Forest, including leases in the Thompson Divide area. The 49-day public comment period on the DEIS began when the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice […]

BLM begins scoping process for travel, transportation plan

RBC I On Nov. 11, the Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office hosted public meetings in Meeker and Rangely to discuss the scoping process of updating their Travel and Transportation Management Plan for the 6.2 million acres managed by the White River Field Office.

BLM seeking input on travel plan

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management has announced a public scoping period for travel and transportation management in the White River Field Office in northwestern Colorado.

West Douglas horse gather should conclude this week

RBC I On Monday afternoon, the Bureau of Land Management finished up day six of the wild horse gather in the West Douglas Herd Area. With a total of 141 horses rounded up, the federal BLM will continue the gather into the week, as they plan to gather up to 167 of the 365 horses […]

Volunteers needed for trail work

MEEKER I Volunteers are needed Sept. 19 to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker This National Public Lands Day event will include maintaining the popular China Wall Trail above Meeker and constructing the new East Ridge Trail.

One Person’s Opinion: It is vital horse gather takes place

Jennifer Hill

RBC I As the date for the Bureau of Land Management’s planned round-up of up to 167 wild horses in West Douglas herd area quickly approaches, so does the likelihood that one of the various wild horse advocacy groups will file suit to prevent the gather.

Help needed in protecting rock art sites

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteers to help protect unique rock art sites at the Canyon Pintado National Historic District on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BLM seeks county volunteers to help protect rock art sites

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteers to help protect unique rock art sites at the Canyon Pintado National Historic District on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will install decking on a foot bridge and assist with other trail work. A BLM archaeologist will be on-hand to provide information […]

Early season hunters warned of horse roundups in western RBC

RBC I Muzzleloader and archery hunters heading to Game Management Unit 21, located south of Rangely and west of Highway 139, are advised that the Bureau of Land Management will conduct excess horse gather operations in the area beginning Sept. 14, coinciding with the start of the early hunting seasons.