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Defiende e-newsletter Jan. 30, 2020

January 31st, 2020|

 Welcome, Bienvenidos Wilderness Workshop kicks off its bilingual Defiende newsletter To sign up for Defiende bilingual emails, click here! >>español en la parte inferior Hola, Bienvenidos, welcome, to the first edition of the Defiende Nuestra Tierra newsletter. In the summer of 2018, we started our Defiende program to engage [...]

Make your voice heard Take action on issues that matter to you

January 17th, 2020|

>>español en la parte inferior Take action on issues that matter to you To protect our beloved backcountry, wildlands and environment, it takes a community movement! That’s where you come in. We need creative, attention-getting and sometimes massive displays of public support to make our message heard from our [...]

Snowshoeing with Defiende

January 16th, 2020|

Snowshoeing started thousands of years ago as an essential mode of winter transportation, and has since evolved into a popular recreational activity that is supported by Colorado’s high-altitude winter weather and amazing trail systems. If you’ve never done it before, you might ask, why go snowshoeing? Here are a [...]

Letter: CORE Act deserves support

May 26th, 2019|

I agree with the PI’s editorial supporting the CORE Act. The CORE Act is the best legislation introduced for Colorado hunters in a generation. Comprising four previous bills generated over a multi-year period with bipartisan input, it permanently protects several large swaths of land that provide increasingly critical habitat for [...]

Letter: CORE Act is common sense

May 24th, 2019|

I am writing in response to the guest column published in the Post Independent on May 19, by John Charters and Will Roush, “Colorado has opportunity, challenge to balance demands and values of public lands.” As a local business owner who recreates on public lands with my family, I commend [...]

Nonprofit: more than 100 businesses join conservation campaign

May 20th, 2019|

The Carbondale nonprofit, Wilderness Workshop, announced recently that more than 100 local businesses have signed on to support a campaign to celebrate the role that public lands play in bolstering the statewide economy. A poster listing those businesses will be ­displayed in numerous locations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, the [...]

Guest opinion: Colorado has opportunity, challenge to balance demands and values of public lands

May 19th, 2019|

May 18 was the third anniversary of Colorado Public Lands Day, and we can’t help but reflect on the bounty of beautiful and diverse landscapes, endless backcountry recreation adventures, and economic opportunities that our public lands provide. With an increasing population and millions of tourists flocking to our state annually [...]

PI Editorial: CORE Act deserves GarCo support, Congressional approval

May 24th, 2019|

More than a dozen years ago, an unusual coalition of ranchers, outdoorsmen, recreationists, local government leaders and environmentalists banded together to try to prevent oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide area. The Thompson Divide Coalition has had success, ultimately convincing federal land managers to cancel some two dozen [...]

Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act gets day in Congress, supporters and opponents testify about act’s merits

April 8th, 2019|

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act, a sweeping public lands bill focused on Colorado with significant provisions for Summit County, had its first hearing in Congress on Tuesday with the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill, which combines four previously introduced public lands bills protecting 400,000 Colorado acres from [...]

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