On Sunday, July 20, I had the pleasure of taking part in a small community gathering in Darrington, Washington, celebrating closure on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many: the protection of the historic Green Mountain Lookout.
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.
By utilizing an expedited review process allowed under the National Environmental Policy Act called a categorical exclusion, the Forest Service can now speed up approvals for projects that restore aquatic health.
Guiding solar development to low-conflict zones is key for protecting wildlands and wildlife habitat while advancing responsible projects. Last week's announcement by the BLM shows the agency’s commitment to implementing its smart western solar plan – and real interes