It doesn’t take long for fire danger to increase once snow begins to melt. Combine that with warm, windy conditions and brush and grass dry out quickly. A wind-whipped fire in quick-burning, dormant vegetation can cause a burn to easily become uncontrollable. Click here for more information .
BLM Planning Prescribed Fires on Douglas Mountain in Western Moffat County
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct two prescribed fires the week of April 6 in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and improve forest and range health. Click here for more information .
Twentymile Coal Company Lease Modification
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is now seeking public comment on a coal lease modification 30 miles southeast of Craig.
Twentymile Coal Company seeks to modify their existing federal coal lease at the Foidel Creek Mine by 310 acres to gain access to an estimated 340,000 tons of federal coal. No new surface disturbing activity is scheduled for the private surface above this proposed action.
Public comments regarding this proposal will be most helpful to the BLM if received by April 1, 2015.
Please send your comments to:
BLM Little Snake Field Office
Attn: Jennifer Maiolo
455 Emerson Street
Craig CO 81625
Please put "Twentymile Coal Lease Modification" in the subject line
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments be advised that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public view your personal information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
BLM Reminds Shed-antler Hunters to Keep Vehicles on Roads
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. Click here for more information .
BLM Northwest Resource Advisory Council Seeks Nominations
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Northwest Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. Click here for more information .
BLM to Evaluate Numbers of Guiding and Outfitting Permits in the Little Snake Field Office
The Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office has announced it will not be issuing new special recreation permits for big game or mountain lion guiding and outfitting until it completes a study evaluating the capacity for such permits. Click here to view the entire news release.
BLM Acquires Parcel at the Entrance of Cross Mountain Canyon
The entrance to Cross Mountain Canyon and 2.5 miles of the Yampa River immediately upstream have been permanently conserved for the benefit of fish, wildlife and the public. The project is a component of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative. It is a joint effort by Western Rivers Conservancy, Yampa Valley Legacy Project and the BLM. The parcel also opens new access to tens of thousands of acres of sourrounding public land, including BLM's vast Cross Mountain Wilderness Study Area.
This newly acquired parcel is not open to the public at this time. A management plan and cleanup work are currently underway. Once this has been completed the land will be open for the public to enjoy.
Bureau of Land Management in Northwest Colorado...
The Little Snake Field Office encompasses 4.2 million acres of federal, state and private lands in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco counties. Of the total area, 1.3 million acres are public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and 1.1 million acres of the private and state lands are underlain by federally owned minerals. Resource activities include: wildlife, cultural resources, grazing, energy & minerals, rights-of-ways, paleontological resources and recreation. For more information, click here or on "Programs" from the menu.
Wendy Reynolds, Field Manager
Phone: 970-826-5000 | Fax: 970-826-5002 | Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F