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  • BLM seeks comments on fair return for publicly owned coal | Our Public Lands
    NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More BLM seeks comments on fair return for publicly owned coal The public has until Sept 17 to send comments to the BLM on proposed changes to the federal coal program Image Judith Kohler The Interior Department said it wanted to hear from the public about the best ways to ensure that the public get a fair return on publicly owned coal and the public turned out to have its say Hundreds of people seeking a fair share for the public spoke at meetings in Washington and throughout the Rocky Mountain West The Bureau of Land Management is taking comments on proposed updates of the federal coal program until Sept 17 at blm wo coal comments blm gov The public forums followed a call by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell s call to modernize the federal coal program including possible increases in royalty rates and changes to the bidding program I think most Americans would be surprised to know that coal companies can make a winning bid for about a dollar a ton to mine taxpayer owned coal Jewell said earlier this year The Government Accountability office has suggested reforms to the federal

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/blm-seeks-comments-fair-return-publicly-owned-coal (2016-05-01)
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  • coal | Our Public Lands
    the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled Western Legacy Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival Stay up to date on public lands issues with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More coal BLM seeks comments on fair return for publicly owned coal Date Sun 08 30 2015 Proponents of changes to the federal coal program spoke in a recent hearing in Denver Image Judith Kohler The Interior Department said it wanted to hear from the public about the best ways to ensure that the

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/coal (2016-05-01)
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  • fair share | Our Public Lands
    the Sagebrush Sea An Imperiled Western Legacy Nearly 350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival Stay up to date on public lands issues with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More fair share BLM seeks comments on fair return for publicly owned coal Date Sun 08 30 2015 Proponents of changes to the federal coal program spoke in a recent hearing in Denver Image Judith Kohler The Interior Department said it wanted to hear from the public about the best ways to ensure that

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  • NWF voices concerns about oil, gas plan for CO’s ‘mule-deer’ factory | Our Public Lands
    04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More NWF voices concerns about oil gas plan for CO s mule deer factory Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at ways to reverse mule deer declines DENVER A final update of the Bureau of Land Management s oil and gas plan for part of western Colorado includes proposals to reduce impacts on wildlife including the Dinosaur Trail and Shale Ridges Master Leasing Plans However the National Wildlife Federation expressed concerns that the plan still projects drilling up to 15 040 oil and gas wells in the heart of important mule deer country The Bureau of Land Management has improved the original oil and gas plan for its White River Field Office but still envisions the potential of about 15 000 new wells in a region that been home to some of the country s largest mule deer and elk herds NWF supports BLM s goal of consolidating drilling sites and infrastructure to reduce impacts on fish and wildlife but there s no ignoring the fact that many more wells are proposed in what has been called Colorado s mule deer factory said Kate Zimmerman NWF s director of

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/nwf-voices-concerns-about-oil-gas-plan-co%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98mule-deer%E2%80%99-factory (2016-05-01)
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  • Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office | Our Public Lands
    350 plant and animal species depend on sagebrush habitat for their survival Stay up to date on public lands issues with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office NWF voices concerns about oil gas plan for CO s mule deer factory Date Sun 08 23 2015 A new BLM oil and gas plan could add 15 000 new wells in Colorado s mule deer factory Western Colorado s White River deer herd has been one of the most prolific in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/bureau-land-management-white-river-field-office (2016-05-01)
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  • drilling | Our Public Lands
    Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More drilling NWF voices concerns about oil gas plan for CO s mule deer factory Date Sun 08 23 2015 A new BLM oil and gas plan could add 15 000 new wells in Colorado s mule deer factory Western Colorado s White River deer herd has been one of the most prolific in the region prompting people to call the area it roams the mule deer factory But the herd has experienced declines and state wildlife officials are studying the effects of oil and gas development on mule deer in the area The National Wildlife Federation is concerned that a new oil and gas plan by the Bureau of Land Management s new oil and gas plan will further stress the herd Tags National Wildlife Federation mule deer Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office drilling Read more about NWF voices concerns about oil gas plan for CO s mule deer factory NWF Bill on drilling permits could be vehicle to fund well inspections Date Tue 07 29 2014 A recent federal report shows thousands of potentially risky wells on public lands haven t been inspected Photo by Jack Dempsey By Judith Kohler WASHINGTON A proposal to extend a pilot program aimed at preventing backlogs of drilling applications for federal lands provides an opportunity to address another backlog uninspected oil and gas wells on our public lands Kate Zimmerman the National Wildlife Federation s

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/drilling (2016-05-01)
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  • Sportsmen's, wildlife groups back wildlife & water protections for CO's South Park | Our Public Lands
    groups want to see important wildlife habitat in Colorado s South Park closed to oil and gas drilling safeguards in other wildlife areas during critical times of the year and buffers to protect the area s valuable trout fisheries The National Wildlife Federation and Colorado Wildlife Federation have joined other outdoor organizations in providing i nput to the Bureau of Land Management in the first round of public comments for a document that will chart the future of South Park a regionally renowned fishing hunting and recreation area South Park is the headwaters of the South Platte River and provides at least a third of the Denver area s drinking water The BLM will write a master leasing plan for South Park as part of an update of the resource management plan for its Royal Gorge field office There will be more opportunities for public input in coming months Sportsmen s and wildlife groups have been working for years to support Park County s efforts to ensure that South Park remain the one of a kind natural gem that it is South Park generates more than 17 million a year in economic benefits from wildlife related recreation and is home to herds of elk mule deer and pronghorns as well as mountain plovers and world class trout streams Suzanne O Neill CWF executive director A master leasing plan or MLP is a chance for the BLM to be smart from the start when deciding how to manage public lands in South Park An MLP one of the Interior Department s oil and gas leasing reforms offers a crucial step between the overall resource management plan and assessments of individual oil and gas projects that don t necessarily consider cumulative impacts Some of the recommendations by CWF and NWF and supported

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/sportsmens-wildlife-groups-back-wildlife-water-protections-cos-south-park (2016-05-01)
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  • South Park | Our Public Lands
    wildlife habitat in Colorado s South Park closed to oil and gas drilling safeguards in other wildlife areas during critical times of the year and buffers to protect the area s valuable trout fisheries The National Wildlife Federation and Colorado Wildlife Federation have joined other outdoor organizations in providing input to the Bureau of Land Management in the first round of public comments for a document that will chart the future of South Park a regionally renowned fishing hunting and recreation area South Park is the headwaters of the South Platte River and provides at least a third of the Denver area s drinking water The BLM will write a master leasing plan for South Park as part of an update of the resource management plan for its Royal Gorge field office There will be more opportunities for public input in coming months Tags South Park wildlife Colorado Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation master leasing plan Bureau of Land Management Read more about Sportsmen s wildlife groups back wildlife water protections for CO s South Park South Park can be shining example of smart from start planning Date Tue 07 28 2015 South Park is the headwaters of the South Platte River and a regionally renowned fishing and hunting haven Image South Platte Sportsmen s Alliance By Judith Kohler Hunters anglers wildlife advocates and outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado are telling the Bureau of Land Management what s special about South Park one of the region s renowned fishing havens and site of several state parks and wildlife areas The BLM has started updating the resource management plan for its Royal Gorge field office and an important part of that work will be writing a blueprint for possible oil and gas development in South Park While the initial public comment period

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