White River National Forest http://kajx.org en BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases http://kajx.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases <p></p><p>The public is getting a chance this week to comment on what happens to existing oil and gas leases in Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties. Sixty-five leases within the White River National Forest are up for review. Just eight of them hold active infrastructure, like gas wells. The Bureau of Land Management handles the leases and is soliciting feedback on what do with them.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17156 at http://kajx.org BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-27th-2014 <p>For Aspen athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics, their season isn’t over yet. Cross country ski sprinter Simi Hamilton says he has several races left.</p><p>Weeds are growing more abundantly on the White River National Forest as the agency grapples with budget cuts and fewer staff.</p><p>A Colorado Forest Service report shows the state’s forests continue to be hammered by insects and disease, especially at high altitudes.</p><p>Most skiers probably don’t realize Aspen Mountain is full of holes...from a history of mining. We’ll take you on a wintry history tour.</p><p>Finally, a group of “legally blind” skiers takes to the slopes at Snowmass. For these teenagers, the activity is empowering.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:27:22 +0000 Rob St. Mary & Marci Krivonen 14898 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 Less Funding for Weed Management on White River National Forest http://kajx.org/post/less-funding-weed-management-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p>Officials at the White River National Forest are anticipating significant cuts to their noxious weed management program. Funding to fight invasive species on the Forest has declined in recent years and it’s beginning to impact the land. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:57:04 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14474 at http://kajx.org Less Funding for Weed Management on White River National Forest Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest http://kajx.org/post/plan-looks-future-oil-gas-development-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White River National Forest is working toward the final stages of updating its oil and gas plan. The document sets out rules for the energy industry, like where and when they can operate on the Forest. And, it could impact what happens in the Thompson Divide. The agency is updating the old plan partly because oil and gas operations have advanced in the area. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12665 at http://kajx.org Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest Crews Chip Away at Large-Scale Wildlife Improvement Project http://kajx.org/post/crews-chip-away-large-scale-wildlife-improvement-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service is chipping away at plans to improve habitat on 10’s of thousands of acres in the Roaring Fork Valley. The large-scale project includes thinning overgrown vegetation in areas like the Frying Pan and Crystal River Valleys. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:10:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9378 at http://kajx.org Crews Chip Away at Large-Scale Wildlife Improvement Project