public lands

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado counties try different ways to tell visitors the same thing: please stay away

As Colorado rolls back its statewide stay-at-home order, counties are urging out-of-towners to continue delaying recreational visits.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

“Locals only” coronavirus closures of Colorado public land may not be legal. But mountain communities say it’s needed for safety.

Colorado's mountain towns say it's not about banning outsiders. But "if you have yet to realize we are in unprecedented times, then you are either not paying attention or are a denier," San Juan County's sheriff says.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner introduces bill adding 40,038 acres of wilderness to Rio Grande National Forest

The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act marks Gardner's first-ever wilderness bill for Colorado and would add more than 40,000 acres of wilderness in the San Luis Valley 

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

In a win for public lands — and Cory Gardner — Trump vows to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

The LWCF would get $900 million annually under legislation now supported by the president. Gardner will likely use the measure to bolster his 2020 reelection campaign platform and fend off critics.