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Rep. Neguse, Sen. Wyden: Why America needs a 21st century Civilian Conservation Corps

The answer to the forestry debate is neither clearcuts, nor letting everything burn. The answer is putting people to work in the woods to manage our forests.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Our Capitol Christmas Tree makes me wish for healthy Colorado forests

Opinion Columns

Huge western fires in 1910 changed U.S. wildfire policy. Will today’s conflagrations do the same?

Known as the Big Blowup, the 1910 fires helped birth the Forest Service, but so far, climate change and the burning West have spurred little action.

Wildfire

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.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Super fires across the West have many causes, but one gets little attention

Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and ranch owner Louis Bacon say super fires should not be the new normal

Opinion Columns

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Environment