Steamboat briefs: Job finder website for military veterans designed
Job finder website for military veterans designed
A website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers.
Groups look for more green options for Stagecoach
Twin Enviro is working with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to provide curbside recycle options for Stagecoach residents. Part of the process involves gauging interest in the program. Stagecoach homeowners are being asked to call the Twin Enviro office at 970-879-6985 or go to twinenviro.com and use the “Sign Up” tab to submit an interest request until Tuesday. Only 50 homes are needed for Twin Enviro to start an affordable curbside trash and recycle route in June.
BLM seeks comment on proposed wild horse plan
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in Northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations.
According to a news release, maintaining healthy wild horse populations is a key aspect of the BLM’s multiple use mission to manage public lands for a variety of natural resources and uses. When wild horse herds grow to levels that are unsustainable for local resources, the ecological balance of these areas is altered and can impact plant and animal species on the range.
The BLM is evaluating humane approaches to gathering the wild horses. It is proposing to use a helicopter to locate and guide wild horses toward a set of corrals, as well as using water and bait trapping. The gathers could begin as early as September, and up to 167 wild horses could be gathered and removed from the White River Field Office this year.
The White River Field Office manages the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area to maintain a healthy wild horse herd in balance with other resources and uses. This area currently has an estimated 377 wild horses, but the appropriate management level for that area is between 135 and 235 wild horses.
The adjacent West Douglas Herd Area is not managed for wild horses, but currently has an estimated population of 365 wild horses. Gathers could occur in either area, as well as areas within the White River Field Office outside these boundaries.
The BLM planning documents evaluating the proposed gather operations are available at the White River Field Office at 220 E. Market St. and online at blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/wrfo.html. Public comments regarding proposed gather plans will be most helpful to the BLM if received by Tuesday.
Written comments can be mailed to the White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker, CO 81641 or submitted via email to email@example.com.
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