conservation

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus

The Boulder County Democrat says it’s time to “go big and be bold” with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in early March eliminated an exception that allowed a coal mine expansion in the Sunset Roadless Area

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

GOCO’s transition to new grant distribution strategy creates avenue for Colorado coronavirus relief

The lottery-funded trust hopes to streamline its grantmaking process to allow larger-scale projects and equitable distribution of funds

Despite coronavirus, I’ll continue to cultivate my garden — and the garden that is Colorado

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Opinion
Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Summit County’s plan to end a conservation easement to build senior housing is riling locals and land trusts

The development-prohibiting easements theoretically last forever. Critics of the housing plan worry an exception will undermine the rule.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservationists hope to tap Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve land and water on Sweetwater

Historic Sweetwater Lake and 488 acres of land around it near Dotsero has been in the sights of residential developers. But now it could be saved for public access.

Opinion: Funding for public lands remains in jeopardy

Congress needs to include full, permanent, mandatory funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Opinion