Hal Pearce wears three hats with USFS; Meeker native ready to resume normal jobs

Meeker native Hal Pearce is keeping extra busy these days as he has been filling the position of interim ranger for the Meeker district of the White River National Forest since the departure of Ken Coffin, who transferred to Red Lodge, Mont., in November. In addition to his interim duties, Pearce is also doing his regular jobs with invasive species and pesticide coordinator for an area that includes Colorado, Southern Wyoming, the Black Hills and portions of Nebraska and Kansas. He is also program manager for the White River National Forest ranger staff.

RBC I Meeker-area native Hal Pearce currently wears three hats within his duties at the U.S. Forest Service and he is awaiting the day in the “hopefully” not-too-distant future when he only has to fill two hats.

Gardner lauds USFS action on water directive

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) applauded Monday the United States Forest Service’s decision to formally withdraw its proposed groundwater directive.

Lost Creek Trail …

phrbctrail crew group

Students from Denver Indian Center’s Native Workforce program have been working with the Blanco Ranger District to reroute the Lost Creek Trail.

USFS releases travel plan

The U.S. Forest Service office in Meeker will host an open house Thursday, May 19, between 4 and 7 p.m., to discuss the White River’s new travel management plan.

USFS proposes reclamation

The Forest Service is seeking public comments on proposed reclamation of the Butterfly and Burrell mine sites located on the Blanco Ranger District northeast of Meeker.

For the birds!

Members of Keri Grieser’s fifth-grade class from Meeker Elementary School took part in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day.

Students observe International Migratory Bird Day.

Agencies ready for Oak Ridge prescribed burn

MEEKER — Colorado Division of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office and the White River National Forest Blanco Ranger District are ready to begin work on the Oak Ridge prescribed burn.