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Federal Judges Block Coal Mining Construction in Sunset Roadless Area

October 29th, 2020|

Oct. 29, 2020 Denver, Colo. — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked further construction for a coal-mine expansion in the Sunset roadless area of Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest. The injunction prevents Mountain Coal, a subsidiary of Arch Resources, from further destruction of the roadless forest at the base of [...]

Local Volunteers Partner with the Bureau of Land Management to Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Restoration Project at Sutey Ranch

September 29th, 2020|

Sept. 29, 2020 Carbondale, Colo. — More than 20 people volunteered on Saturday to restore wildlife habitat at the historic Sutey Ranch in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Volunteers removed old barbed wire fencing and installed bird-nesting boxes on the property, which was acquired by the Bureau of [...]

Colorado Agency Caves to U.S. Forest Service, OKs More Bulldozing of Roadless Forest Mountain Coal Ignored Court Ruling, Forest Service Failed to Act 

September 18th, 2020|

Sept. 18, 2020 Denver, Colo. — Conservation groups urged a federal court today to halt further construction in a protected roadless area of the Gunnison National Forest. Today’s motion for expedited consideration came after Colorado officials modified an order late yesterday to no longer prevent Mountain Coal Company from [...]

Conservation Groups File Suit Against “Energy Dominance” Plan for Western Colorado

September 15th, 2020|

Sept. 15, 2020 Denver, Colo. – Public land conservation groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado today challenging the Trump administration’s land use plan for the Uncompahgre region. The plan opens vast areas of western Colorado, including the North Fork Valley, to oil [...]

25 Ways to Explore Public Lands this Summer Wilderness Workshop’s pandemic-friendly hikes, restoration projects and workshops will still get people outdoors

July 6th, 2020|

July 6, 2020 Carbondale, Colo. — This summer Wilderness Workshop is hosting 25 opportunities to enjoy the region’s public lands through hikes, restoration projects and workshops, all led by experts. The series also includes Latinx programming through the nonprofit’s Defiende Nuestra Tierra.  Some highlights from the series include the [...]

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