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Fire Danger is Moderate in Moffat County

Fire Danger is MODERATE across the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit

 All Fire Restrictions have been Rescinded in the Unit

There are currently no fire restrictions across the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit 

Click here to view the full size Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit 2014 Fire Wildfire Activity Map

Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit 2014 Major Wildfire Activity Map

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

Craig Complex Staff Directory

Craig Complex Staff Directories

Local Weather Observations
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  • BLM seeks public comment on temporary land closure:

    The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near the Colowyo Mine in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. The area of the proposed closure does not include all lands associated with the Colowyo Mine and only extends to a distance necessary to provide safety to visitors and mine employees. The public would still have access to other public lands in the area. An overview of the proposed closure as well as maps of the area can be found in the scoping letter. Comments regarding this proposal can be mailed to Heather Sauls, White River Field Office, 220 E Market St, Meeker, CO 81641 or submitted via email to hsauls@blm.gov. Comments would be most helpful if received by September 26, 2014.

  • Northwest Colorado Fire Update

Sporadic rain showers and overcast conditions continue to aid in putting out fires in Northwest Colorado.   The 450-acre Elk Springs fire is 90% contained and the 430-acre Ladore fire on Dinosaur National Monument is under full suppression strategy.  Click here to view the entire news release.


  • February 2015 Oil & Gas Lease Sale Information

Two week public scoping period of nominated lease parcels including preliminary recommendations and stipulations will begin   May 16 -   May 30, 2014 . Stipulation summaries, GIS shapefiles, and maps are also provided. 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 news release.

Please visit the February 2015 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. For specific dates check the  BLM Colorado Public Involvement calendar

  • Comment on Nominated Parcels:   May 16  - May 30, 2014
  • Comment on draft EA and Finding of no Significant Impact:  August 5 - September 5, 2014
  • Protest Period: November 14 - December 15, 2014

 

Please send your comments to:

Mail:

BLM Little Snake Field Office
Attn:  Draft Oil & Gas EA
455 Emerson Street
Craig CO  81625

Email:

lsfoweb@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 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 Reminds Shed-Antler Hunters to Keep Vehicles on Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northern Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on BLM public lands in this area.

BLM Rangers will be patrolling popular shed hunting areas this spring in the Little Snake Field Office in northwestern Colorado to ensure compliance with existing travel management rules. Click here to view the entire news release.


  • BLM and USFS Release Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse EIS

    Today the Bureau of Land Management and Routt National Forest released the Draft Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period.  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.



  • Non-WSA Lands with Wilderness Characteristics

As part of BLM’s requirement to maintain an updated inventory of lands with wilderness characteristics, in the winter of 2012 the Little Snake Field Office (LSFO) began the process of identifying and inventorying potential lands with wilderness characteristics within its administrative boundaries. Through the initial step in the process of conducting a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis to identify 5,000 acre roadless blocks of land, a total of 61 parcels potentially containing wilderness character have been initially identified.  Click here for more information.


  • Motorized Travel Limited to Existing Roads and Trails in Little Snake

Some areas within the field office are closed to all motorized travel, including all Wilderness Study Areas; the Serviceberry, Fly Creek, and Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Areas; the Maybell Uranium Pit; and the Irish Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

To continue to provide the opportunity for off-road recreation, the field office specifically manages nearly 20,000 acres in the South Sand Wash Basin as an area open to off-road motorized use.


  • Solar Energy Development PEIS

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
 

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