Target: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Action: Attend the public hearing on August 21, in Glenwood Springs to speak up for wildlife and public lands. Click here for suggested talking points. During the 2019 Legislative session, the State Senate introduced a bill to “prioritize the protection of public safety, health, welfare, and the environment in the regulation of the oil and gas industry by modifying the oil and gas statute and by clarifying, reinforcing, and establishing local governments' regulatory authority over the surface impacts of oil and gas development”. It was signed into [...]
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Target: U.S. Bureau of Land Management Action: Ask the BLM to conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed water monitoring wells for the limestone quarry in Glenwood Springs. The BLM is conducting advance studies related to the proposed expansion of the Transfer Trail limestone quarry, prior to launching an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process in 2020. One of these studies is about hydrology and groundwater, and the agency is currently accepting public comments prior to authorizing the study. Baseline studies are important for the BLM and the public to understand and properly analyze the [...]
Target: U.S. Forest Service Action: Submit comments on the proposed Redstone to McClure Pass trail by March 20. The Forest Service is starting a public process to evaluate a 7-mile recreation trail in the Crystal Valley. The proposed trail is a segment of Pitkin County’s larger Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Plan, which has been many years in the making. This segment would stretch from Redstone to McClure Pass, and would be a non-motorized trail for recreation activities such as hiking and biking. It’s critical that the Forest Service thoroughly analyze potential impacts to wildlife [...]
Congressional Targets: U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner | U.S. Representative Joe Neguse Action: Thank Bennet and Neguse for introducing the CORE Act. | Urge Gardner to support it. Earlier this year, Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Joe Neguse bicamerally introduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, a comprehensive public lands bill that would protect wild places throughout Colorado, each of which have been a part of individual legislative proposals in the past. Specifically, the bill will create new and sustainable recreational opportunities and expand Wilderness in the White River and San [...]
Acción: ¡Haz que tu voz cuente! Te invitamos a participar en las sesiones de enfoque del programa Defiende Queremos invitarte a que participes y compartas tus ideas, vivencias y retroalimentación acerca de tierras públicas y el programa Defiende, participando en estas sesiones de enfoque que se llevaran a cabo el sábado, 8 de diciembre a las 10:00 am en el Thrid Street Center en Carbondale o el martes, 11 de diciembre a las 6:00 pm en el Alpine Bank de Glenwood Springs. La retroalimentación que tu compartas con nosotros en estas sesiones ayudaran a informarnos [...]
Target: Bureau of Land Management Action: Submit your comments on the North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan (NFMMDP) Environmental Assessment today! Tell the BLM that that the North Fork Valley is no place for industrial natural gas development. Comments are due April 1! The North Fork Valley, just over McClure Pass from Carbondale, is one of the most unique places around. It has been designated by the Governor as a Creative Cultural District, is home to the largest concentration of organic farms in the State of Colorado, and is one of two American Viticultural Areas [...]
Targets: The U.S. Forest Service and Eagle County Commissioners Ways to take action and get involved today: • Sign the citizens’ petition opposed to Berlaimont (which has more than 4,000 signatures) - SIGN THE PETITION HERE • Contact the Eagle County Commissioners and encourage them to call the Forest Service to share their constituents’ opposition to the Berlaimont project: 970-328-8605 | firstname.lastname@example.org • Contact the Forest Service and ask them to prioritize wildlife over speculative development: Aaron Mayville, District Ranger | email@example.com | 970-827-5150 CLICK HERE FOR TALKING POINTS • Contact CO Dept. of Natural Resources and CO Parks [...]
Target: Public land managers at the Forest Service Action: Attend a US Forest Service Open House in Minturn Wednesday, August 15 to hear about important changes to the proposed Berlaimont Estates access road. Address: Holy Cross Ranger Station, 24747 U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn. The Forest Service is hosting an informational meeting about the proposed Berlaimont Estates access road this Wed., Aug. 15, 5 - 7pm, at the Holy Cross Ranger Station. Please attend the meeting and push the USFS to actively protect important winter wildlife habitat in the area. The purpose of the meeting [...]
December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale threatens CO’s valuable natural environment. Tell the BLM this is unacceptable.
Target: BLM Land Managers Action: BLM’s December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale threatens Colorado’s public lands. Tell the agency this is unacceptable! ** The comment period for this action has expired. Thank you for your interest- stay tuned for updates! ** On July 2, 2018, the BLM released a proposal to sell nearly a quarter-million acres of new oil and gas leases in a December 2018 Lease Sale. The parcels span the entire state including treasured public lands in the North Fork and Colorado River Valleys. The leases threaten vital resources like important wildlife [...]
Target: North Fork Mancos BLM managers Action: Sign a letter telling the BLM to protect the North Fork Valley from oil and gas. The North Fork Valley, just over McClure Pass from Carbondale, is beautiful and unique. It has important public lands, and a growing food and wine culture that has drawn comparisons to California’s Napa Valley, Oregon’s wine country in the Willamette Valley, and Missouri’s outdoor recreation destination in the Lake of Ozarks area—all of which were nurtured and allowed to grow over the years into treasured and vibrant communities. Now, a 35-well natural gas [...]