U.S. Bureau of Land Management

BLM proposes closing some areas to mountain bikes to protect wildlife

A bit of a shakeup could be coming to trails around Durango as land managers try to balance recreation and wildlife. Currently, the Bureau of Land Management is updating what is known as a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo villages thrived on Mesa Verde escarpment

The next time you look south toward the Mesa Verde escarpment, imagine prehistoric Pueblo villages from 1,000 years ago with reservoirs, farms, stone dwellings, kivas and perhaps signal fires to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces adoptions of wild horses, but not enough to manage population

The Bureau of Land Management saw a record-breaking number of wild horse and burro adoptions this year, the agency announced this week, but it is not enough to manage the population growth of the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years

A coal mine in La Plata County has been approved for expansion, a move that is expected to extend the life of the mine for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM treating sagebrush with air drops to benefit native grasses

FARMINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management is treating roughly 9,000 acres of sagebrush in northwestern New Mexico, the agency announced this week. The program, part of the 2005 Restore New Mexico...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine spill reported in Animas River; severity being investigated

A mine spill into the Animas River was reported late Wednesday. Christina Progess, the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead for the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, said the size and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dirt bike route proposed in ‘one of the last untouched’ places in Silverton

A new route for dirt bikes is being proposed in the San Juan Mountains, which some Silverton locals fear will compromise one of the last quiet, unmotorized places in the nearby backcountry. “Minnie...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores is contained

Fire crews on Friday mopped up a wildfire that broke out Thursday morning south of Dolores, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion. The 2-acre Lost Canyon Fire torched trees and created spot fires in...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Interior exempts electric bikes from motorized category

A new federal policy intends to open access to electric bicycles on traditional biking trails within lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior, according to a recent order from Interior...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and one on regional...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logistics of relocating BLM headquarters raises questions

WASHINGTON – Convenient air travel, consultation with Native American tribes and moving staff were some of the many issues brought up this week at a hearing by the House Committee on Natural...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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