Above average snowpack across Colorado in 2018–19 led to an unprecedented avalanche season, with the concomitant deposition of debris in streams creating flooding hazards across the state.
Since 2014, the National Operations Center (NOC) has provided remotely sensed geospatial data products to support management officials conducting Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) activities on wildfire-affected BLM lands. The ESR program is implemented to lessen post-fire effects such as erosion and to restore affected habitats.
Landscape Cover Analysis and Reporting Tools (LandCART) is an online mapping application being developed by the BLM Geospatial Imaging group at the National Operations Center (NOC) through a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) grant in partnership with U.S. Geological Survey and University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) geospatial researchers.
A decommissioned landfill located on BLM-managed land in Fairplay, Colorado, was found to be leeching chemicals into the groundwater.