Federal Judge Voids Western Colorado Fracking Plan, Requires New Analysis of Climate Harm

March 29th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 29, 2021 A federal judge Friday approved the Bureau of Land Management’s request to rescind the Grand Junction resource-management plan following a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the agency’s failure to analyze its potential harm to the climate. The plan, which the [...]

Election Update: What the 2020 Results Mean for Public Lands

December 15th, 2020|

The election results put a bright light on the horizon for our work to protect public lands and our climate. In January 2021, Colorado will have two U.S. senators who are strong public lands champions and recognize the importance of addressing the climate crisis. Former Governor John Hickenlooper has [...]

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 [...]

Missing Lynx: Advocates Challenge Feds’ Refusal to Prepare Recovery Plan

December 1st, 2020|

Dec. 1, 2020 Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a complaint in federal court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to forgo recovery planning for threatened Canada lynx.  Recovery plans are important tools required by the Endangered Species Act, often referred to as the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Loving Your Public Lands

December 15th, 2020|

Our community has had a lot of heart this year. 2020 has been full of change, compassion, perseverance and let’s be honest, a lot of challenges,  here in our backyard and across the nation. Civic engagement soared with Americans voting in record numbers—Colorado had one of the highest turnout rates in the country—and [...]

Forest Protectors v. Arch Villain

December 15th, 2020|

Comic: Wilderness Workshop and our superhero partners are fighting to stop the coal mine from destroying any more of the irreplaceable wild forest and wildlife habitat in the North Fork Valley.

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