New BLM Manager
Posted by <> on 3/2/2017 1:33:00 PM.
The Bureau of Land Management has chosen Dana Wilson as New Southwest Associate District Manager. The Montrose based position includes about 2.6 million acres of BLM lands within the Grand Junction, Uncompahgre and Tres Rios Field Offices. Wilson previously was the lead public affairs officer with the BLM California State Office and a legislative and public affairs specialist for the BLM in Washington, DC.
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BLM Approves Tri State Line
Posted by <> on 2/23/2017 2:24:00 PM.
The Bureau of Land Management approved Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s proposal to upgrade 80 miles of transmission line west of Montrose to Dove Creek, Colorado. This allows Tri-State to rebuild the existing line to operate at a higher voltage on federal lands. The BLM was the lead agency responsible for the project’s environmental analysis with help from the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado Energy Office as well as Montrose, San Miguel and Dolores counties. 
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Your Input is Sought on North Fork Master Plan
Posted by <> on 1/19/2017 9:13:00 AM.
The BLM and the Forest Service seek your comments on a natural gas development proposal 12 miles north of Paonia. Gunnison Energy, LLC’s North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan proposal is next to the BLM Bull Mountain Master Development Plan and includes drilling up to 35 wells from four new well pads and one existing well pad over the next three years. Comments should be submitted by Feb. 21st.
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Vandalism at Peach Valley
Posted by <> on 1/6/2017 2:54:00 PM.
Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers and the Bureau of Land Management to find the people that vandalized federal property at the Peach Valley Recreational site within the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. On or about November 27th, someone had spray painted the facilities at the Peach Valley site.
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BLM Seeking Vandals
Posted by <> on 12/9/2016 1:49:00 PM.
Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers and the Bureau of Land Management are seeking the help of citizens to locate and apprehend one or more individuals responsible for vandalism to federal property in the Lunch Loops Trail System near Grand Junction.

On November 2, work crews completed authorized trail improvements to the Gunny Loop trail east of Little Park Rd. Approximately two hours after completion, citizens reported destruction of the improvements.

Federal law enforcement officers are investigating the crime and are offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest of the person(s) responsible. That reward will be paid anonymously through the Crime Stoppers system if that is the means used to report the identity of the vandals.

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Bird Counters Sought
Posted by <> on 12/5/2016 1:09:00 PM.
The Bureau of Land Management and the Audubon Society needs volunteers to assess the health of bird populations near Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Hotchkiss this winter. Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes volunteers record every individual bird and bird species observed in specified areas. The counts will take place on Dec. 17, in Montrose, Dec. 18, in Gunnison, Dec. 31, in Delta and January 1st in Hotchkiss.
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Special Rec Permit Appications
Posted by <> on 11/8/2016 6:15:00 AM.

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office is seeking public comments on 26 Special Recreation Permit applications including five new applications and 21 applications for renewals.
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New Gates Installed in Dry Creek
Posted by <> on 9/20/2016 10:09:00 AM.
The Bureau of Land Management is installing new gates within the Dry Creek Travel Management Area west of Montrose to protect habitat for wintering big game animals. The gates are between Highway 90 and Rim Road notify motorized and mechanized trail users of seasonal closures from December 1 to April 15. The seasonal closures are part of the 2009 Dry Creek Travel Management Plan.
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New BLM Manager
Posted by <> on 9/19/2016 1:30:00 PM.
Joseph Meyer has been tapped as the new BLM Colorado Southwest District Manger. Meyer was the Northwest District Manager since 2014. Meyer has worked as a Hydrology Technician, Soil Scientist, Physical Scientist, Assistant Field Manager and Field Manager for the agency.
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Court Agrees with State Versus BLM
Posted by <> on 6/23/2016 2:36:00 PM.
A case involving the Bureau of Land Management's fight to regulate fracking on federal land could have implications on the practice in Colorado. A federal judge in Wyoming granted a request by Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and North Dakota to permanently set aside hydraulic fracturing rules issued by the BLM in March of 2015. The states challenged the federal rules and were granted a preliminary injunction last September while the court considered whether the states or the federal government has authority to regulate fracking on land within a state's borders.
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