Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands
The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.
Biden administration ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June
The petroleum industry and its Republican allies in Congress have said the oil and gas moratorium will harm the economies of Western states without putting a significant dent in climate change
Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM
Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan
Outdoor recreation leaders ask Congress to loosen rules restricting Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars
The directors of 13 state recreation offices are asking the federal government to adjust requirements that states and local communities must provide matching funds to secure Land and Water Conservation Fund money
As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West
New drilling permits spiked during Trump's final months in office. As a result, some companies with the biggest presence on public lands have announced that they are ready to weather changes under Biden.
Biden administration will deliver report on its suspension of oil and gas sales on federal lands by summer
A long-term ban on lease sales from the nation's vast, publicly-owned oil and gas reserves to address climate change would fulfill a campaign pledge from Democratic President Joe Biden
From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings
The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure
Opinion: COVID-19 showed us how much we need our public lands. Now we need to step up for them.
There are no vaccines on the horizon to ensure our public lands remain healthy and strong well into the future.
Biden administration cancels Trump policy giving local and state officials power to block conservation purchases
Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega rescinded a November order from former Secretary David Bernhardt that had been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats
Western wildfires, drought, coronavirus boost public fears about the state of public lands, new polls shows
The survey of people in Colorado and 7 western states reveals spiking concerns about climate change, strong support for action, and how communities of color take public lands issues personally
As Colorado backcountry use soars, Vail Pass’ fee model could be a way to manage the crush
Dangerous avalanche conditions, combined with high backcountry use, create a busy season for managers of public lands.
Joe Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, call for conservation plan championed by Michael Bennet
The ambitious plan is aimed at slowing human-caused global warming that is magnifying extreme weather events such as deadly wildfires in the West.
Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry
Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.
Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days
Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.
Grand Junction fights to keep Bureau of Land Management headquarters with its future under Biden unclear
President Donald Trump moved the public lands agency to Colorado from Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden administrations may move it back.
Coloradans’ increased use of public lands during coronavirus is taking its toll
Land managers and advocates everywhere are taking stock of the ruin
Oil companies lock in drilling on western public lands, challenging Joe Biden on climate
In Colorado, a dozen permits are approved or pending to drill in Pawnee National Grassland, a birding destination where wildflowers and cactuses bloom below the buttes
Opinion: This Colorado vet is counting on Hickenlooper to defend Colorado’s outdoor treasures
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.
Judge bans David Lesh from millions of acres of public land after photo shows him pooping in Maroon Lake
Lesh already faced charges for trespassing at Keystone ski area while it was closed and at Hanging Lake