U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Cliff section of Stinking Springs trail reopens

A popular and scenic section of trail at Phil’s World has reopened to the public thanks to the generosity of a local landowner. Where the Stinking Springs trail traverses the top of a rocky cliff...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on such things as archaeological resources and light...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

The Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify access issues to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed in by...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients group, BLM partner on land projects

After nearly dissolving in February, the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance has found new life. On Wednesday, the friends group for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public Lands: Spring is a great time to get outside and informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Congressmen: Canyons of the Ancients needs no changes

DENVER – Republican Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner cleared up confusion over where they stand in regards to the protection of Canyons of Ancients National Monument Tuesday with a letter...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BLM headquarters: Agency needs to improve its decision processes, but a move will not do that

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) recently introduced legislation into their respective chambers to authorize moving the Bureau of Land Management’s Washington, D.C.,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

BLM seeks comments on travel plan

Montezuma County residents have until June 1 to comment on an interactive, online map of trails and roads in the Tres Rios Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. La Plata, Archuleta,...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton want BLM headquarters moved west

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like many departments and agencies within the executive branch, the Bureau of Land Management has its headquarters in Washington. But Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Rep....

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Heli-ski terrain expansion near Silverton approved

A controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton was approved Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announced in its Final Environmental Assessment that it...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports