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“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.

Outdoors

Record traffic in South Platte forest district spurs first-ever designated camping plan

Pike National Forest district is converting 340 dispersed campsites into reserved, fee sites in a pilot program that mirrors reservation systems installed at other popular locations on public lands.

Outdoors

Coronavirus has led to record crowds on Colorado’s public lands and plenty of “knucklehead” situations

Don't be that guy: Put out fires, know the rules, have backup plans and be prepared.

Outdoors
A campfire illuminates Rebeca Wenzel, 40, left, of Mesa, Ariz., as she helps make a s'more for her niece Kayla Barreto, 21, of Huntley, Ill., while camping with their families and others at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort of Estes on June 29, 2019 near Estes Park. For seven years running, members of the Wenzel, Barreto and Munn families have gathered together at Jellystone resorts for an annual retreat. This year they rented four cabins for several days following a family member's wedding nearby. Photo by Andy Colwell, special to the Colorado Sun

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: It’s time to speak up for our wildlife corridors and for our forests

Opinion Columns

Battle over Carbondale to Crested Butte trail begins and ends at the top of McClure Pass. Economics are why.

Cyclists on the Gunnison County side of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail welcome the pathway, but don’t expect a connection to neighbors over the mountains

Outdoors

Two of Colorado’s largest trees lived for 500 years near Durango. Then came the 416 fire.

"These trees were already stressed and they just couldn’t handle it"

Outdoors

The U.S. Forest Service wants to ban target shooting on 1,100 percent more acreage in two of Colorado’s national forests

USFS says rapidly growing Front Range, increased conflicts necessitate a broader ban

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