The BLM is required to address impacts to wildlands and wildlife habitat on our public lands from major transmission development. The agency can do so by selecting routes that avoid sensitive areas or offsetting unavoidable impacts by protecting nearby lands.
Updated figures from the Bureau of Land Management show that there are still millions of acres of public land leased by the oil and gas industry that are going unused and yet production levels on public lands incre
A drive near places like Rifle, CO can give you a glimpse at energy development’s impact first hand—with roads crisscrossing the terrain and very few sightings of the once abundant wildlife that called the area home.
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.