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.
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.
The rig was at the mercy of the north Pacific’s relentless waves for six days until salvage crews managed to attach a tow line and begin moving it to a safe harbor where they plan to assess how heavily it was damaged.