RBC I Dozens of people attended the public meetings in Rangely and Meeker last week to discuss a master trails plan for Rio Blanco County. The plan, once carried out, would give residents and visitors access to approximately 1,000 miles of trails for motorized and non-motorized use county-wide.
MEEKER I The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area sometime in late September or early October.
RBC I As of Aug. 1, all caves on the White River National Forest have been managed under new direction. An adaptive management plan was developed to reduce the potential spread of white-nose syndrome in bats, while providing reasonable access to the caving community.
MEEKER I The White River National Forest will soon be conducting extensive road maintenance in and around the Wilson Park area on the Blanco Ranger District.
RBC I Heather Provencio has been selected as the new deputy forest supervisor of the White River National Forest. Provencio is currently the district ranger in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz.
RBC I In Washington, D.C., on March 27, White River National Forest employee Kim Potter was honored at the 2013 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony for her outstanding work in the field of bird conservation.
RBC I The White River National Forest (WRNF) is hosting a free workshop for small businesses interested in contracting with the Forest Service to provide equipment, supplies and/or food support to wildland firefighting efforts.
RBC I The White River National Forest Travel Management Plan was signed by Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams on August 25, 2011.
RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioner Kai Turner joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Under Secretary of Agriculture Harris Sherman, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service last Friday in Denver for the official announcement that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be provided by the White River National Forest. RBC
MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and renowned photographer John Fielder tomorrow in Denver, along with representatives from the White River National Forest and Choose Outdoors to announce the selection of the White River National Forest as the source of the 2012 Capitol Christmas