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Attend a public meeting to speak up for wildlife and public lands – August 21

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 [...]

Attend a public meeting to speak up for wildlife and public lands – August 21 2019-08-29T17:55:03+00:00

¡Haz que tu voz cuente! Te invitamos a participar en las sesiones de enfoque del programa Defiende

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 [...]

¡Haz que tu voz cuente! Te invitamos a participar en las sesiones de enfoque del programa Defiende 2019-01-24T21:30:00+00:00

Protect Wildlife Habitat at the BLM’s Sutey Ranch

Target: Local BLM public land managers Action: Tell the BLM to prioritize protection of wildlife habitat on Sutey Ranch The BLM's draft land use management plan for Sutey Ranch has three alternatives for management; and after receiving public comment, the BLM will choose one of those alternatives or a combination of them. Alternative 1 proposes to manage the Sutey parcel predominantly for the "benefit of wildlife and wildlife-related activities", ensuring protection of wildlife by keeping the area distinct from the Red Hill SRMA, limiting mechanized and equestrian access to the north-side of the area, and [...]

Protect Wildlife Habitat at the BLM’s Sutey Ranch 2019-01-24T21:31:25+00:00

Tell the BLM to protect the North Fork Valley’s watershed from oil and gas drilling

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 [...]

Tell the BLM to protect the North Fork Valley’s watershed from oil and gas drilling 2019-08-29T17:53:52+00:00

Attend a public meeting regarding the Berlaimont Estates Project – August 15

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 [...]

Attend a public meeting regarding the Berlaimont Estates Project – August 15 2019-08-20T19:11:17+00:00

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 [...]

December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale threatens CO’s valuable natural environment. Tell the BLM this is unacceptable. 2019-01-24T21:32:42+00:00

New oil and gas development threatens the North Fork Valley. Tell the BLM this is unacceptable.

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 [...]

New oil and gas development threatens the North Fork Valley. Tell the BLM this is unacceptable. 2019-01-24T21:41:56+00:00

Attend a press conference at Colorado Mesa University on June 1, and say NO to more fossil fuel development in Western Colorado

Target: Reps. Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn of CO's 3rd and 5th districts, and Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah Action: Make your presence known and your voice heard at the "people's press conference" and say NO to more fossil fuel development in Western Colorado. On Friday, June 1, the House Committee on Natural Resources will convene a Field Hearing in Grand Junction, titled "Examining Natural Gas and Oil Shale Opportunities in Western Colorado." Hosting the hearing are Reps. Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn of CO's 3rd and 5th districts, along with Rep. Rob Bishop of [...]

Attend a press conference at Colorado Mesa University on June 1, and say NO to more fossil fuel development in Western Colorado 2019-01-24T21:42:48+00:00

Thank Sen. Bennet and Rep. Jared Polis for introducing the “Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act”; ask Sen. Gardner to become a co-sponsor

Targets: Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Jared Polis Action: Send a thank you note to Senator Bennet and Representative Polis and ask Senator Gardner to join this effort to protect some of Colorado’s most special public lands. On January 24, 2018 Senator Bennet and Representative Polis introduced the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act to protect 96,000 acres of public land in Eagle and Summit Counties. Crafted to protect wilderness, world class mountain biking, wildlife habitat and the historical landscape at Camp Hale, this bill has support from just about [...]

Thank Sen. Bennet and Rep. Jared Polis for introducing the “Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act”; ask Sen. Gardner to become a co-sponsor 2019-01-24T21:33:51+00:00

Thank Sen. Bennet for introducing the “Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act”; urge Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton to support it.

Targets: Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton Action: Send a thank you note to Senator Michael Bennet for introducing the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act and urge Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton to get behind it. Thank Senator Michael Bennet for for his efforts to permanently protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling via his introduction of the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act. If passed, this legislation would ensure that oil and gas drilling in the Thompson Divide is permanently off the table. Let Senator [...]

Thank Sen. Bennet for introducing the “Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act”; urge Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton to support it. 2019-01-24T21:35:07+00:00