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‘Nature should be free’: Public lands expert discusses policy

Dr. Melanie Armstrong teaches environmental policy and history at Western State Colorado University. She was in the Roaring Fork Valley last week as part of the Naturalist Nights environmental speaker series and sat down with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy. Read Full Article >> 

‘Nature should be free’: Public lands expert discusses policy 2018-04-27T20:00:10+00:00

Osprey expert: Birds of prey show health of ecosystem

Jasmine Finks has spent years rehabilitating injured osprey and educating people about the birds of prey. Finks was in Aspen last week as part of the Naturalist Nights speaker series and sat down with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy. Read Full Article >>

Osprey expert: Birds of prey show health of ecosystem 2018-04-27T20:00:29+00:00

Naturalist Nights Start with Dr. John Hausdoerffer on Wildness and Renewal

This year’s Naturalist Nights begin tonight, featuring Dr. John Hausdoerffer, Executive Director of the Center for Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Hausdoerffer recently co-edited a collection of essays titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place with Gavin Van Horn and takes a contemporary look at wildness with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Read Full Article >>

Naturalist Nights Start with Dr. John Hausdoerffer on Wildness and Renewal 2018-04-18T16:50:19+00:00

Wilderness Workshop, other environmental groups sue BLM over methane

Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop joined 15 other environmental watchdog groups to file a lawsuit against the federal government. The organizations want to see compliance with a rule to prevent the waste of methane. Read Full Article >>

Wilderness Workshop, other environmental groups sue BLM over methane 2018-04-15T21:24:11+00:00

Change to Wilderness Act Could Allow Wheels in Wilderness Areas

A bill has been introduced that would begin chipping away at the 1964 Wilderness Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, about the bill and what's at stake. Read Full Article >>

Change to Wilderness Act Could Allow Wheels in Wilderness Areas 2018-04-18T16:52:44+00:00

Feds: Fryingpan logging project won’t overrun Basalt with traffic

A top U.S. Forest Service official in the area said Wednesday she doesn't believe a proposed timber cut in the Fryingpan Valley will overrun Basalt with logging trucks. Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Karen Schroyer signed a draft decision Tuesday to allow clear cutting, selective cutting and other vegetation management on about 1,759 acres in the Upper Fryingpan Valley over what would likely be a five-year period. In the best-case scenario, the project will start in fall 2018. The governments of Basalt, Pitkin County and Eagle County all submitted formal concerns about the traffic the project could generate on Frying Pan Road between [...]

Feds: Fryingpan logging project won’t overrun Basalt with traffic 2018-04-17T17:41:59+00:00

Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop joins lawsuit over BLM methane rule suspension

A consortium of environmental advocacy groups, including Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration over its decision to postpone compliance with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s waste methane rule. “This administration’s effort to abandon a common-sense, waste preventing rule is bad for taxpayers, bad for people who live near BLM-authorized oil and gas development, and it will only intensify the climate crisis,” Peter Hart, staff attorney for the Wilderness Workshop, said in a press release issued Tuesday. “We will continue working with our partners to ensure that the rule is not abandoned, and that the protections [...]

Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop joins lawsuit over BLM methane rule suspension 2018-04-17T17:21:31+00:00

Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop joins lawsuit over BLM methane rule suspension

A consortium of environmental advocacy groups, including Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration over its decision to postpone compliance with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's waste methane rule. "This administration's effort to abandon a common-sense, waste preventing rule is bad for taxpayers, bad for people who live near BLM-authorized oil and gas development, and it will only intensify the climate crisis," Peter Hart, staff attorney for the Wilderness Workshop, said in a press release issued Tuesday. "We will continue working with our partners to ensure that the rule is not abandoned, and that the protections [...]

Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop joins lawsuit over BLM methane rule suspension 2018-04-18T17:13:10+00:00

Roush Says Wilderness Workshop Not Anti-Crystal Valley Trail

During a Pitkin County Commissioner work session last month, the Aspen Times reports that commissioners accused Wilderness Workshop of attacking the City of Aspen over water rights and not collaborating with the county on the Crystal Valley Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, to get his response. Read Full Article >>

Roush Says Wilderness Workshop Not Anti-Crystal Valley Trail 2018-04-18T16:54:18+00:00