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The Nature Conservancy

These hay fields may know something we don’t: How to save the Colorado River

Ranchers in northwest Colorado are experimenting with hay species that may allow them to irrigate less and leave more water in the Upper Colorado River.

EPA announces Colorado-based office dedicated to cleaning up abandoned mines

The Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains will take charge of remediating abandoned mine lands, including the Gold King Mine in southwest Colorado

Colorado now owns Fishers Peak, but funds to build the newest state park are in coronavirus limbo

In a deal that closed in a Broomfield park, Colorado took title to the ranch that will be the newest state park. Developing it, however, will take some financing creativity as budgets are slashed under pandemic pressures.

Opinion: Earth Day reminds us to appreciate nature during uncertain times

Opinion: Super fires across the West have many causes, but one gets little attention

Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and ranch owner Louis Bacon say super fires should not be the new normal

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts

Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.

Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.

Opinion: Women are rising in the conservation movement, but still face #MeToo challenges