Being tasked with managing the millions of acres of our shared Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado is no easy job. Finding the right balance in managing those lands requires careful planning as well as strong leadership from the state office down.
There is some positive news coming out of northern Colorado this week – the Bureau of Land Management is committing to keeping critical wildlands and wildlife habitat off-limits to oil and gas drilling.
Birdwatchers travel from far and wide to northwest Colorado to see male sage-grouse strut their stuff in hopes of attracting a mate. Early spring is prime season to catch these timid grouse dancing on the lek and shaking their tail feathers through organized tours.
Western states have an advantage over the rest of the country because of their wealth of protected public lands, according to a new recent economic study released by Headwaters Economics.The report, “West is Best: How Public Lan
Gunnison sage grouse have just been proposed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. TWS supports this action, yet we recognize that species recovery will depend on local communities, federal agencies and landowners working together.
In fact, almost one-third of the land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado has already been leased for oil and gas development. And over 11.8 million acres of land—about 93 percent of the federally-controlled mineral estate—has been opened for leasing by C
Does a shift in multiple use toward preservation and recreation mean lower economic potential for rural communities? Not at all, say several recent economic reports. In fact, preserving the natural values of wildlands and sustainable recreation brings big benefits to local economies.