Volunteers needed Saturday for Meeker-area trail work

MEEKER I Volunteers are needed Saturday to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker.

Cloud Foundation blasts BLM plan to sterilize West’s wild horses

RBC I “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of plans for managing wild horses on public lands is not only disturbing but highlights their commitment to managing wild horses to extinction,” stated Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF).

Western counties battling feds with use of ‘coordination’

RBC I Suzy Foss became a Ravalli County, Mont., commissioner during the 2010 Tea Party wave. Sixty-five years of age with a Sarah Palin vibe—stylish glasses, brown hair and bangs—Foss raises Arabian horses and border collies on a ranch abutting the Bitterroot National Forest, which takes up three-quarters of the county.

BLM and Forest Service affirm non-listing of grouse in state

RBC I On May 28, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released final environmental reviews for land use plans in Colorado that will help to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development.

BLM’s Northwest Resource Council seeks Rio Blanco nominations

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the BLM Colorado Northwest District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues.

Letter to the Editor: Deadline May 31 on BLM travel and transportation maps

Dear Editor: If you like to use motor vehicles, bicycle or hike around on BLM land, I want to remind everyone reviewing the Travel and Transportation inventory maps that the BLM is requesting comment by May 31—just three days away.

BLM field travel plans to be discussed

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop on May 6 to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts.

Road possible to fight area coal fire

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is working closely with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to extinguish a coal seam fire burning in the long-abandoned Black Diamond Mine above Meeker.

May 5 deadline for comments on proposed gather of wild horses

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations.

Prescribed burns scheduled for area southwest of Meeker

RBC I Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable.

Local oil, gas amendment released

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management on Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment  to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years.

Guest Opinion: BLM wants more money; Congress deaf to requests

RBC I The director of the Bureau of Land Management sat across a big oval table from members of the U.S. House of Representatives last week and made his case for more money. The agency needs increased funding, he said, to manage challenges as diverse as a drilling boom and an overabundance of wild horses […]