Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

By Andrea Lauritzen, Rocky Mountain Wild volunteer Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects. If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Andrea at ala...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 9

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 9

And around we go… By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 22, 2017 I could have spent months exploring the canyons and forests of southern Utah. But, when you’re traveling with an almost 3 and 6 year old, knowing when to say when is a necessity. It ...

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Introducing our 100 Women for the Wild Intern, Gabrielle

By: Gabrielle Vermeire, RMW 100 Women for the Wild Intern It’s always a relief to land an internship for the summer, since three months is a great opportunity to pad the resume of an anxious college student. I consider myself lucky that Tehri relented to my ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump pushes coal mining in roadless forest days after repudiating Paris climate agreement

Forest Service Pushes to Maine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More than 17 Million Tons of Coal For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017 Contacts: Matt Reed, High Country Conservation Advocates, matt@hccacb.org, (970) 349-7104 Allison Melto...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 4

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 4

Jump Ship? By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 6, 2017 What would I do if I had to walk into an office every day and see this guy’s picture on the wall?[1] If I knew my boss was against much of what I believe in, would I jump ship or feel that I could...

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Laying down the law: Conservationists score big win in battle against Village at Wolf Creek

By: Tracy Chamberlin, Durango Telegraph 6/1/2017 On one side of the courtroom sat lawyers for a coalition of conservation and environmental groups, including Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Wilderness Workshop and the Durango-based San ...

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US Stopped From Giving Forest Land To Colorado Developers

By: Joyce Hanson, Law360.com May 22, 2017 A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a public-private land swap that would have let a developer with the U.S. Forest Service’s help build a large, year-round hotel, condo and commercial complex near the remote...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 20, 2017 Let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Sandler, you can call me Matt, and I am the Staff Attorney at Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW). After someone works at RMW for five years, they are entitled to take a sabba...

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Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

Forest Service violated federal law with land swap approval By: Bob Berwyn, Summit County Citizens Voice May 20, 2017 A federal court judge has put an end to a 30-year battle over a proposed resort development at Wolf Creek Pass. Ruling that the U.S. Forest S...

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Judge Blocks Land Deal for Development at Colorado Ski Area

A judge has blocked a land deal that would have cleared the way for an extensive residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area By: Dan Elliott, Associated Press May 19, 2017 DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday blocked a land de...

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