BLM to Gather Sand Wash Wild Horses in October
The BLM Little Snake Field Office will begin gathering up to 50 wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area in October under a decision signed today.
Beginning October 21, the BLM will bait-trap wild horses in northwestern Colorado's Sand Wash Basin in order to administer fertility control treatments and remove up to 50 young horses, which will be placed in the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary (GEMS) training and adoption program.
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 appropriate. Click 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:
BLM White River Field Office
Attn: Oil & Gas Lease Sale
220 East Market Street
Meeker, CO 81641
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bruce Sillitoe, Field Manager
Phone: 970-826-5000 | Fax: 970-826-5002 | Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F