conservation

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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
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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.

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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

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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
Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.