Colowyo Coal Mine Federal Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment
The modification for the Colowyo Coal Mine, South Taylor/Lower Wilson Permit Expansion Area Federal Mining Plan is now available.
Printed copies are available for you to view at:
- BLM Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson Street, Craig
- Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W Victory Way, Suite 130, Craig
- Moffat County Library, 570 Green Street, Craig
- Moffat County Tourism Association, 1111 W Victory Way, Craig
- BLM White River Field Office, 220 East Market Street, Meeker
- Rio Blanco County Courhouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker
- Meeker Public Library, 490 Main Street, Meeker
You can also visit the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement website at http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/initiatives/colowyoMineSouthTaylor/documentLibrary.shtm
The public comment period is open from 07/27/15 - 08/14/15.
Northwest Colorado Wildfire Update
Storms that moved through the area on Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit. Of the new fires, seven are on Bureau of Land Management land in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. All were lightning-caused, less than one acre and all but one fire is now contained.
Click here to view the entire news release
BLM Re-Opens Popular Trail for Season
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office opened some popular Emerald Mountain trails on June 27 ahead of the scheduled opening day.
The Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area trails south of Ridge Trail were opened early due to unseasonably warm weather conditions. Click here to view the entire news release.
Initial Public Commenting Phase Underway for Travel Management Unit 1
The Little Snake Field Office has entered the public commenting phase for our first travel management unit. This unit includes parts of Hiawatha, Vermillion Basin, Sand Wash and Little Bears Ears areas (areas 2, 7 & 9). Please click here to view the Unit 1 information.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for TransWest Express Transmission Project Available for Public Review
The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration today announced the availability of the final environmental review for a 730-mile transmission line project that would deliver up to 3,000 megawatts of electric power to major load centers, including Las Vegas, Nevada and San Diego, California by tapping in to abundant wind energy resources in southern Wyoming. Click here to view the entire news release .
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