U.S. Bureau of Land Management

BLM designates special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has designated three areas of critical environmental concern in Montezuma and San Miguel counties. The new amendment to the 2015 Resource...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

House committee to subpoena Interior over BLM move to Grand Junction

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to give its chairman the power to subpoena the Department of the Interior to obtain documents related to the controversial Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring Creek Basin wild horse plan up for revision

The wild horses of the Spring Creek Basin herd are contently grazing through a thin layer of snowpack on their 22,000-acre management area northeast of Dove Creek. To better define and support...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Controversial trails plan for Silverton is open for public comment

Have an opinion about how trails and motorized routes should be handled around Silverton? Now is the time to voice it. The Bureau of Land Management has been re-evaluating its system of 45 miles of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM removes mine waste leaching into Animas River

The Bureau of Land Management has cleaned up mine tailings north of Silverton that were leaching heavy metals into the Animas River. Brant Porter, a BLM spokesman, said the contaminated mine waste...

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

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 | 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

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