Today, that work is focused on developing a Regional Mitigation Strategy that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of future oil and gas development in the reserve under the IAP, which allows industry access to 72 percent of the reserve’s economically recoverable oil.
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.
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
Birdwatchers travel from far and wide to northwest Colorado to see male greater sage-grouse strut their stuff in hopes of attracting a mate. Early spring is prime season to catch these timid greater sage-grouse dancing on the lek and shaking their tail feathers through organized tours.
When my career began in the late 1990s, one of my arguments for protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling was that we already had a place for Arctic resource development — a place that actually had “petroleum reserve” as part of its name.