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Fire Danger is High in Moffat County 

 Fire Danger is High in Moffat County

 Click here to view the full size Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit 2016 Fire Wildfire Activity Map

 Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit 2016 Wildfire Activity Map

All Fire Restrictions have been Rescinded in the Unit

NEPA & Land Use Planning

Travel Management Planning for TMA1

 Click here to view Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse RMP Amendment & EIS Information

Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse RMP Amendment & EIS

Link to GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates to Locate Your Public Lands

Link to Geocaching Page

Geocaching on Public Lands

Take a photo tour of the area

Take a Photo Tour of the Area

Local Weather Observations
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Craig Complex Staff Directory

Craig Complex Staff Directory


Click here to view a map of the Little Snake Field Office

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  • Happy Hollow Fire 75 Percent Contained, No Growth on Tuesday

Firefighters brought the 354-acre Happy Hollow fire 23 miles northeast of Dinosaur, Colorado to 75 percent containment on Tuesday.  Nearly 100 firefighters and two helicopters worked the fire, which burned pinyon-juniper and sagebrush on Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service administered lands..  The lightning-ignited fire was discovered Sunday.  Click here to view the entire news release.


  • May 2017 Oil & Gas Lease Sale Information

A 30-day public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including preliminary recommendations and stipulations will  run from August 8 to September 7, 2016. GIS information and a map are provided below. This allows the public an opportunity to provide comments, which are then analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriateClick here to view the entire news release.

Please visit the May 2017 Lease Sale Information Page for more information about the sale.

Public Comment Opportunities: The most effective comments refer to a specific parcel and its associated resources.   

 

Please send your comments to:

Mail:

BLM White River Field Office
Attn: Oil & Gas Lease Sale 
220 East Market Street
Meeker, CO  81641

Email:

wrfomail@blm.gov

Please put"Oil & Gas Lease Sale" in the subject line


Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment 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 Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Sand Wash Wild Horse Bait-Trapping

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to bait-trap wild horses in northwestern Colorado's Sand Wash Bain in order to administer fertility treatments and remove up to 50 horses.

The BLM seeks comment on the Environmental Assessment of this gather plan, available at the Little Snake Field Office at 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625 and online at: http://1.usa.gov/23gJg6W. Look for the box in the lower right hand corner that says "Comment on Document".  Public comments will be most helpful to the BLM if received by Sept. 4, 2016. Written comments can be mailed to the Little Snake Field Office or submitted via email to blm_co_sandwash_hma@blm.gov.

Click here to view the entire news release.


  • Travel Management Area 1 Alternative Information

Analysis and designation of the routes in TMA1 is complete after incorporating the comments we received from the public.  Below are the four designation alternatives in a .kml format for viewing in Google Earth.  The legend shown here applies to all alternatives.

Legend depicting map colors for Google Earth alternative viewing

 

 

 

 

When viewing the files in Google Earth, be sure and click on a route to view the information about that route.

Following an open house meeting on June 23 to discuss alternatives for route designations in Travel Management Area 1, the BLM originally scheduled to conclude the public comment period on July 22.  In order to give our interested public ample time to review the alternatives, the new deadline for public comments is August 19.


  • New BLM Manager Arrives in Craig

Bruce Sillitoe arrived in Craig last week to begin his new position as the field manager for the Little Snake Field Office.  As the Little Snake Field Manager, Sillitoe will oversee the management of 1.3 million acres of BLM-administered public lands and an additional 1.1 million acres of subsurface mineral estate in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.  Click here to view the entire news release.


  • Hazardous Tree Mitigation Project on Emerald Mountain

The City of Steamboat Springs is collaborating with the Colorado State Forest Service to implement a Hazard Tree Mitigation Project on Emerald Mountain this summer.  Work is anticipated to begin on Monday July 11 and last through mid-October 2016.  Click here to view the entire news release.


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  • Deerlodge Road to Undergo $5.6 Million in Improvements

Construction to improve the road to Deerlodge Park within Dinosaur National Monument will begin on June 23, 2106.  Construction may occur up to seven days per week on the 12.6 miles of roadway and adjacent parking areas.  Click here to view the entire news release.


  • May 12, 2016 Oil & Gas Lease Sale Information

The 30-day public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including preliminary recommendations and stipulations will be open from August 10 - September 9, 2015 .  This allows the public an opportunity to provide comments, which are then analyzed and incorporated into the environmental analysis as appropriate.

Please visit the May 2016 Lease Sale Information Page for more information about the sale.

Please send your comments to:

Mail:

BLM White River Field Office
Attn: Oil & Gas Lease Sale 
220 East Market Street 
Meeker CO 81641

Email:

wrfomail@blm.gov

Please put"Oil & Gas Lease Sale" in the subject line


Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment 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.


  • A Cherished Reach of the Upper Yampa River Forever Conserved and Open to the Public

    Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa river and Sarvis Creek today.

    The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens new public access to a prime stretch of trophy trout water and elk hunting grounds only 13 miles from Steamboat Springs.


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.


Hunter Seim, Acting Field Manager

 

Phone: 970-826-5000 | Fax: 970-826-5002 | Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F
 

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