Posted inOpinion

Opinion: Colorado’s leadership needed to support conservation goal

We recently joined 60 of our fellow Colorado local elected officials in sending Gov. Jared Polis a letter to express our support for a statewide conservation goal in step with President Biden’s national Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful conservation plan. That plan includes a commitment to conserving and restoring 30% of our nation’s lands […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after southwestern Colorado’s 2015 Gold King Mine spill

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico officials are looking for ideas for restoration projects to repair damage caused by a 2015 spill that fouled rivers in three western states with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. The state Office of the Natural Resources Trustee said Wednesday that the projects would be […]

Posted inNews, Transportation

Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides

The National Weather Service flood watch for the Grizzly Creek burn zone came shortly before noon on Tuesday. When the watch became a warning shortly after 3 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the interstate through the canyon for about three hours. The closure was among several for Glenwood Canyon since late June. Three […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

On militarized landscapes in Colorado and beyond, can we successfully preserve both history and environment?

David G. Havlick is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the author of “No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America’s Public Lands” and co-editor of “Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture.” The following is an excerpt from his book, […]