Pack it in? Pack it back out, too

RBC I Westerners take great pride in their independent and self-sufficient nature, but that spirit is not always evident in the backcountry when people leave their trash for “someone else” to remove. Earlier this month, a Colorado man was sentenced to federal prison as punishment for massive littering, including leaving approximately 8,500 pounds of trash […]

Deep Creek, part of Flat Tops, is recognized by Forest Service act

RBC I On July 9, after seven years of intensive collaborative, public involvement and more than 30 years since local citizens first championed the idea, the White River National Forest released a decision that the first 11 miles of Deep Creek, located on the southeastern corner of the Flat Tops plateau, is suitable to receive […]

Injured vets to spend time in Flat Tops

RBC I Freedom Alliance is set to host four injured service members on an outdoor expedition through the scenic Flat Top Mountains in the White River National Forest of Colorado this month.

Summer rules for forest travel begin today

RBC I “Summer” officially arrives on the White River National Forest today.

National Forest groups sponsoring online photo contest

RBC I The National Forest Foundation, the White River National Forest and Yonder have partnered to bring you the #ItsAllYours photo contest.

Final EIS sets rules for oil, gas exploration in White River Nat’l Forest

RBC I White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams announced on Tuesday the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for future oil and gas leasing on the Forest.

Winter motor vehicle season begins

RBC | White River National Forest’s winter motor vehicle use season began Sunday and ends May 20.

Environmentalists protect Meeker waters, other sites

RBC I A proposal by WildEarth Guardians to give the highest protection possible to 200 miles of streams in the White River National Forest in Colorado was approved on June 10.

Forests now open; be safe and be aware

RBC I With Memorial Day this coming weekend, thousands of travelers are getting ready to kick off the summer outdoor recreation season. As people are getting tents and gear ready, the U.S. Forest Service encourages the public to be safe when enjoying their national forests.

Agencies working for countywide trail plan

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.

Big prescribed burn planned north in county

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.

Spring Cave, others closed until April for area bat protection

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.