Bureau of Land Management

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The Montezuma County commissioners' concerns about an eagle's nest on BLM lands and how it came to be there seemed to be somewhat mollified Monday after five officials from the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office joined the commissioners at the table.

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The Bureau of Land Management is still analyzing comments received on its preliminary environmental assessment of a proposal to expand the Phil’s World trail system east of Cortez.

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An unusual controversy has arisen over the presence of a golden eagle’s nest on BLM land east of Cortez. The land has been proposed for an expansion of the Phil’s World bike trail system, but biologists say the trails need to be routed around the protected bird’s nest. Recently, Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla, who supports the expansion, has questioned the validity of those concerns.

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Misunderstanding continues between the Montezuma County Commissioners and public lands officials over a golden eagle’s nest located in the Phil’s World mountain biking area east of Cortez. The area is under consideration for expansion, but the Bureau of Land Management is planning to route the new trails around this eagle’s nest. There are a few different options for the size of that trail re-route, and the Montezuma County Commissioners want the trail to go as close as possible to the nest to maximize the size of the expansion.

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The Bureau of Land Management has renamed a trailhead northeast of Moab, Utah, with a more culturally sensitive moniker.