Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest
Federal judge blocks plan for 35 gas wells on national forest land in western Colorado
A U.S. District Court vacates federal agencies’ approval of drilling by Bill Koch’s Gunnison Energy, agreeing with an environmental coalition’s lawsuit.
Changes to logging planned near Grand Mesa Nordic ski trails could cut conflict. But will the sawmill agree?
The Forest Service and Grand Mesa Nordic Council proposed two ways to keep skiers out of the way of 85,000-pound logging trucks
A recent timber sale is about to send 250 giant logging trucks through a pristine Grand Mesa Nordic skiing area
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council has dealt with logging near its Skyway trail system before. It’s the timing of this operation that has them worried.
Opinion: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree came from threatened Colorado national forest lands
“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties
While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.
“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships
The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.
Coal company says its freshly bulldozed road in roadless area near Paonia is legal
Colorado mining regulators this week ordered Mountain Coal to stop building roads after a federal court ruling blocked the West Elk Mine from expanding into the Sunset Roadless Area.
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
The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels
A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country
Message scent: Douglas fir beetles detoured from Ouray forest by pheromone packets
Volunteers armed with staplers reach high to ward off tiny invaders who prefer the biggest, oldest, most beautiful Douglas firs in the forest