Long the subject of controversy over oil and gas development, there was new hope for the Roan Plateau in 2014 when conservation and sportsmen’s groups settled a lawsuit with the oil and gas industry to balance conservation and energy development on the Roan.
Being tasked with managing the millions of acres of our shared Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado is no easy job. Finding the right balance in managing those lands requires careful planning as well as strong leadership from the state office down.
Birdwatchers travel from far and wide to northwest Colorado to see male greater sage-grouse strut their stuff in hopes of attracting a mate. Early spring is prime season to catch these timid greater sage-grouse dancing on the lek and shaking their tail feathers through organized tours.
Does a shift in multiple use toward preservation and recreation mean lower economic potential for rural communities? Not at all, say several recent economic reports. In fact, preserving the natural values of wildlands and sustainable recreation brings big benefits to local economies.
It seems as though all I have been thinking about these days is how much our wild places are under attack. Yet, while anti-wilderness members of Congress are bent on undermining conservation, there are still great efforts going on from wilderness heroes on the ground, and I wanted to share
One of the more beautiful areas in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest — a treasured wildlife area that is also well-known for recreational resources — is one step closer to permanent protection thanks to new legislation introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet.