Full of pastoral valleys, high mountain peaks and rugged canyons, the Uncompahgre region includes the idyllic vineyard and farm-rich lands of the North Fork Valley, nestled on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, between Grand Junction and Montrose.
A set of new interactive maps created by Fractracker, The Wilderness Society and partner groups show the threatened populations who live within a half mile of federal oil and gas wells--people who may be breathing in toxic pollution on a regular basis.
A new survey suggests that a revised plan managing millions of acres of forest in the Pacific Northwest would be more likely to meet with the approval of local residents if it safeguards clean drinking water, old-growth forests and outdoor recreation opportunities.
When it comes to safeguarding sacred lands, the relationship between Native Americans and entrenched U.S. power—whether in the form of federal agencies or big business—has been one characterized for decades by broken promises and sham one-sided "negotiations." We now have a chance to begin to address many of these past wrongs.
People who love to climb--be it alpine climbing or rock climbing--live for the opportunity to push themselves, both mentally and physically, in some of the most beautiful and serene parts of our country.
Americans could face $150 billion in climate change-related damages due to the burning of coal if the federal coal leasing program is not reformed immediately, according to the new Wilderness Society report.