A state lawmaker is working with trail groups and property owners on legislation that would reform Colorado’s recreational use statute.
Trinchera Blanca Ranch
How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado
The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be impacted by the 2019 court decision as private landowners worry about lawsuits filed by people who traverse […]
Opinion: Super fires across the West have many causes, but one gets little attention
The western wildfires the past two years have been horrible and tragic. Last year in southern Colorado we experienced our third-largest fire ever with the Spring Fire in Costilla and Huerfano counties, destroying 150 homes and buildings and burning over 100,000 acres of forest. Meanwhile, this year in California, thousands of people have been displaced […]
This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health
Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.