Caves will be closed statewide on July 19

RBC I Colorado cavers have been notified that all Colorado, South Dakota and most Wyoming public caves with the U.S. Forest Service will be closed, starting July 19, to protect bats from White-Nose Syndrome, which is caused by fungus and disturbs the animals during hibernation,

Forest Service morale sinks to a new low

RBC — When Dave Iverson first came to the U.S. Forest Service’s regional office in Ogden, Utah, in 1980, he was drawn by a love for the outdoors and a desire to do good work on the public lands. But after spending almost three decades on planning and policy, he quit last year just shy […]

Public invited to rangeland training workshop

MEEKER — The White River Conservation District in partnership with the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, USDA-NRCS, U.S. Forest Service and BLM is conducting a free workshop to demonstrate what federal rangeland management professionals look at when making decisions on rangeland.

Public invited to rangeland training workshop

MEEKER — The White River Conservation District in partnership with the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, USDA-NRCS, U.S. Forest Service and BLM is conducting a free workshop to demonstrate what federal rangeland management professionals look at when making decisions on rangeland.

Prescribed burns are planned for region

RBC — Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are preparing several prescribed burns this spring in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties. The purpose of these prescribed burns is to reduce fuels and improve wildlife habitat.

BLM, Forest Service announce 2008 grazing fees

Special to the Herald Times RBC — The Federal grazing fee for Western public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 2008, the same level as it was in 2007. The fee, determined by a congressional formula and effective on March […]