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Opinion: This Colorado vet is counting on Hickenlooper to defend Colorado’s outdoor treasures

Opinion: Passage of landmark Great American Outdoors Act now looks like an election-year show

U.S. Forest Service approves protection of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake, but big questions remain

Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act.

Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act

States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act

Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

The Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. In 2017, the park used Land and Water Conservation Fund support to purchase 2,494 acres of land that allowed for better access to the park. The reauthorization of the fund moved out of committee and to the U.S. House floor on Thursday, only 17 days before it is set to expire, promising a vote that could keep the 64-year-old fund alive. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

A bold plan to protect 30% of Colorado lands and waters by 2030

Conservation groups hope to corral lawmakers, land managers, tribes and private landowners in a mission to add 14 million acres to Colorado’s trove of 6 million protected acres.

Opinion: Colorado water leaders are thanking Cory Gardner

In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking former governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives.

Opinion: Let’s celebrate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Now we need the CORE Act.

Opinion: Applauding the Great American Outdoors Act is no devil’s bargain. We’re all winners.

Conservationists cap 30-year preservation effort with protection of Banded Peak Ranch in southern Colorado

Landscape-scale conservation of entire drainages in Colorado -- like the 10 ranches along southern Colorado’s Navajo River -- could become more common with fully funded Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Great American Outdoors Act heads to Trump as Cory Gardner leans on measure in reelection bid

The Republican U.S. senator, who is facing an uphill election battle, has run ads touting his work on the legislation and in recent weeks toured western Colorado to celebrate the bill

Opinion: Cory Gardner is at it again. Don’t fall for a fake concession.

Opinion: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future

Sweetwater Lake closer to conservation as Forest Service land

The Conservation Fund’s acquisition of the 488-acre lake property sets the path toward protection as White River National Forest land.

Opinion: Relocating the BLM headquarters has been an utter barn fire

U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National Park maintenance

After years of stalled efforts, the Great American Outdoors Act gained traction thanks to Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who won backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Opinion: The Senate can protect the public lands we need now and post-pandemic

Opinion: U.S. Senate should seize opportunity to pass landmark outdoors proposal

Opinion: We all need public lands to recover from the coronavirus outbreak

U.S. Senate will take up bill to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, Mitch McConnell says

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon

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