Bureau of Land Management
Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands
The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.
Matriarch of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down from “mothership of community stewardship”
Ann Baker Easley has served nearly 40 years growing and wrangling a network of volunteers across Colorado. She’s retiring from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as funds flow and volunteers waitlists grow.
Opinion: This year brings a fresh chance to protect special lands across the West
Colorado’s U.S. senators have the power to change the conversation around conserving federal wildlands in the state.
Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM
Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan
Deb Haaland confirmed by U.S. Senate, becomes first Native American to lead a Cabinet department
Democrats and tribal groups hailed Haaland’s confirmation as historic, saying her selection means that Indigenous people will for the first time see a Native American lead the powerful department where decisions on relations with the nearly 600 federally recognized tribes are made.
Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management
Nada Culver will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former BLM director William Perry Pendley
Biden administration cancels Trump policy giving local and state officials power to block conservation purchases
Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega rescinded a November order from former Secretary David Bernhardt that had been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats
Interior nominee Deb Haaland in the sights of lobbying campaign to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado
Deb Haaland, who is awaiting Senate confirmation to become Interior secretary, has criticized the decision by the Donald Trump administration to move the public lands agency headquarters to Grand Junction.
Only 41 Bureau of Land Management employees moved west. Nearly 300 left the agency instead of relocating.
Of the 328 positions slated to move out West when the move was announced, 287 headquarter employees chose to retire or found new employment
Opinion: Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management lawsuit needs to go forward, even with Biden’s oil and gas pause
At stake is a plan that allows expanded energy development across a vast area of western Colorado.
Colorado oil and gas industry blasts Biden’s pause on public lands drilling as environmental advocates cheer
The orders are intended to cut emissions from oil, gas and coal to help slow some of the worst effects of climate change
Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry
Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.
Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days
Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.
Grand Junction fights to keep Bureau of Land Management headquarters with its future under Biden unclear
President Donald Trump moved the public lands agency to Colorado from Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden administrations may move it back.
7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado
A $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief bill, environmental policies and Trump’s decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command are among the initiatives that could have big local impact
Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley
The state’s argument that Pendley, the BLM’s “acting director,” did not have the authority to approve anything mirrors a federal case in Montana that overturned three resource-management plans.
Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands
The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period
Opinion: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree came from threatened Colorado national forest lands
States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act
Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.
E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users
As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.