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Defying Donald Trump, Diana DeGette Reintroduces Colorado Wilderness Act

For twenty years, Congresswoman Diana DeGette has tried to pass a Colorado wilderness bill. Now she's trying again: Today, July 24, DeGette introduced the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2018, which would provide federal protection for wild spaces in Colorado. If it ever passes. While increasing demand for recreation and the importance of preserving open space remain key reasons for pushing the bill, the timing of its introduction this round was inspired by the president and his cabinet. “Public lands are under attack by the Trump administration. That’s why the sense of urgency of reintroducing this bill is even greater,” DeGette said [...]

Defying Donald Trump, Diana DeGette Reintroduces Colorado Wilderness Act 2018-07-30T21:03:29+00:00

City of Aspen will not build reservoirs in Maroon and Castle valleys

Aspen City Council on Tuesday approved agreements with five entities that took the municipal government to court in an attempt to block its plans to build dams on Castle and Maroon creeks. The approved agreements stipulate that the city will not build reservoirs in those pristine wilderness areas, and will move its conditional water rights to a yet-to-be determined location.   Read Full Article >>

City of Aspen will not build reservoirs in Maroon and Castle valleys 2018-06-01T15:27:00+00:00

City of Aspen agrees to no dams in designated wilderness area

The city of Aspen has reached an agreement with five opposing parties in water court over the municipal government's plans to reserve the right to build dams on Maroon and Castle creeks. Two of the opposers, Wilderness Workshop and Western Resource Advocates, announced the settlement Thursday evening. Will Roush, conservation director at Wilderness Workshop, commended the city for finding another way to store its water other than in a designated wilderness area. "It's a big deal. … Everybody came to a consensus that these were not the right places for dams," he said. Read Full Article >>

City of Aspen agrees to no dams in designated wilderness area 2018-05-25T18:18:40+00:00

Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes

In what the organization is calling a “bittersweet moment,” Wildness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker announced his resignation from the position last week — but although the news marks the end of a 21-year run in that role, it doesn’t mean the end of Shoemaker’s involvement with the Carbondale conservation nonprofit. Currently, he’s working to ease the transition for Will Roush, who will be promoted from his current position of conservation director in September. “It’s not really up to me where the organization goes,” Shoemaker said of his new responsibilities at Wilderness Workshop. “I have to let go. But how I’m [...]

Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes 2018-05-25T17:07:51+00:00