Raising fees and cleanup insurance while slowing leasing heartens environmentalists but provokes industry criticism.
The BLM’s proposed Public Lands Rule will help balance the demands on natural resources with protecting our mountain ecosystem.
The Republican-led House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to withdraw a BLM rule it links to “Biden’s preservationist agenda.”
But an unfortunate new law to limit the horse population buys into the notion that public lands are reserved for private industry.
Federal and state mining regulators are investigating the rock slide at the quarry owned by Rocky Mountain Industrials, which is proposing a controversial mine expansion
A local water district, a federal land agency, a state wildlife group and a national environmental nonprofit partnered on a creative water deal with multiple benefits for the valley
In the first program its kind, cell towers are helping the BLM repair neglected rangeland by giving land managers unprecedented control over where herds are grazing
A third of the wild horses captured from Western Slope rangeland last summer have died in the equine flu outbreak at their holding pens in Cañon City, though federal officials said Wednesday that the outbreak is winding down. Mustang deaths — which numbered more than 20 on the worst days of the outbreak — have […]
Veterinarians say a highly contagious equine flu has killed 95 wild horses so far this week at federal Bureau of Land Management holding pens in Cañon City. The mustangs captured from Colorado rangeland and hauled to the federal facility on state prison grounds have been dying at a rapid pace. Federal officials first announced the […]
A surge in recreational camping around Buena Vista and Salida is wreaking havoc on natural areas and spurring public lands managers to mull the closure of dozens of dispersed campsites. In the county that’s 82% public land and home to a fifth of the state’s fourteeners, wildlife populations are plunging in the face of habitat […]