Bureau of Land Management

BLM Extends Public Comment Period On Wind Project
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is giving the public additional time to weigh in on a proposed wind power project near Rock Springs. The BLM also is holding a public meeting on the Quaking Aspen wind project. That meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Holi…
Winter Closes Muddy Mt. Road [AUDIO]
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office has closed Muddy Mountain Road for the winter starting today (Monday). Road becomes a hazard: “Muddy Mountain Road becomes impassable, can’t get up it any more and they want, for the public safety to go ahead and close the road so…
BLM Plans To Fast-Track 3 Wyoming Wind Projects
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Three proposed wind farms in Wyoming are among the projects that the Bureau of Land Management plans to fast-track nationally. One is the 1,000-turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy project south of Rawlins, proposed by the Denver-based Anschutz Corp. The Casper…
Real Or Fake? The Christmas Tree Question.
Many Wyomingites will be making the big decision soon about whether to buy a fake or real Christmas tree…or, maybe, cut their own from a local forest. There are merits for all options, but Bill Ulfelder at The Nature Conservancy says natural Christmas trees are best. He cites environmental be…
BLM, Forest Service Offer Christmas Tree Permits
The Bureau of Land Management offers Christmas tree permits for sale every year. Cindy Wertz, public affairs specialist with the BLM, says permits are good for up to five trees, though the number allowed varies by field office. “You simply need to go into a BLM office and talk to the informat…
Intervenor Status Gives Wildhorse Advocates Voice
The Rock Springs Grazing Association is keeping quiet about a complaint they filed against the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of the Interior this summer, in which they call for the removal of all wild horses off of all private lands in Sweet Water County. The complaint was filed in Ju…
BLM Reviews comments on proposed $2B power line
The Bureau of Land Management is reviewing comments submitted by hundreds of individuals and groups about a proposed $2 billion high-voltage power line in Wyoming and Idaho. The proposed Gateway West transmission line by Idaho Power Co. and Rocky Mountain Power would cover some 1,150 miles and carry…
Hunters Advised, Avoid Ferris Mountain Burn Area
The wildfire burning in the Ferris Mountains in Carbon County is calm now following cooler weather and moisture. The burn area, just over the western border of Natrona County, is also a popular hunting destination and fire management officials with the BLM want users to be cautious. “Elk hunt…
Ferris Mountain Wildfire Controlled But Spreading
BLM High Desert Management officials says the wildfire burning in the Ferris Mountains nearly tripled in size Tuesday, but is under control and helping them reach forest management objectives. Listen here, Darwin Schultz, with the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field office, says the fire grew t…
BLM Presents Gateway West Transmission Draft EIS
The possible impact on BLM lands by the proposed Gateway West Transmission line will be discussed this Thursday evening in Douglas. Listen here, An openhouse at the Douglas Clarion Inn, October 6th, 4 to 7pm, is hosted by Bureau of Land Management officials who’ll be on hand to answer questio…

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