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Waterfowl hunters

Senate calls a foul on Sportsmen’s Act

November 29, 2012
The high profile bill (S. 3525), which was authored and championed by Jon Tester (D-MT) would, among other things, increase access to public lands...
Fighting Creek Landfill Plant

Climate change talk to action in the West

November 13, 2012
Why are we, along with the innovators mentioned above, turning talk to action in the West? The wildfires, scrawny cattle and drought-flattened farms...

Oil and Gas Management Decisions for the White River National Forest

October 26, 2012
What impact will recent Forest Service and BLM oil and gas management proposals have on the White River National Forest?
Mexican spotted owls

Putting a price tag on existence

October 13, 2012
Changes to critical habitat designations could have a chilling effect.
Conundrum Hot Springs

Wilderness limited: Are we adaptable to crowding and a loss of...

October 1, 2012
Maroon Bells-Snowmass was one of areas originally protected with the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. In advance of its 50th anniversary, the...

Jaguar versus the copper mine

September 14, 2012
Roughly 30 miles south of Tucson, smack in the middle of the Santa Rita Mountains portion of the Sky Islands is where a Canadian company, Augusta...
Skier on mountain

A resort expansion pits Colorado skiers versus environmentalists

August 6, 2012
Eldora Mountain Resorts is seeking to expand its ski facilities on public land, while advocacy groups worry about the effect on wildlife and water.

CMH Act and the Wilderness Debate: The Environment vs. The Economy

July 26, 2012
Colorado Senator Mark Udall has proposed new Wilderness designations for Colorado . But how will a Wilderness designation affect those involved, and...
Biking near YST

Wheels of change: A new policy for bikes on national park trails

July 18, 2012
Last week the National Park Service issued its final rule expanding biking opportunities on trails, fire routes and maintenance roads in national...

Arkansas River/Browns Canyon National Monument designation

July 13, 2012
Will a National Monument designation be a good thing for the Arkansas River and Browns Canyon area?
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