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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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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PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange

For Immediate Release, May 19, 2017 Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange Any future Village Proposal Must Address Development Impacts on the National Forest and Lynx Denver, CO — The Honorable Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch issued...

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PRESS RELEASE: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Durango on March 11

PRESS RELEASE: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Durango on March 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/3/2017 The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Durango next week and it is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! This year’s screenings featuring the world’s best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films, letti...

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Gunny Sage-grouse Roadshow Durango Mar 11

Gunny Sage-grouse Roadshow Durango Mar 11

Join us at the Banff Mountain Film Festival for the Gunny Sage-grouse Roadshow! Currently, we have an ongoing campaign to ask the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect critical habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse in their Resource Management Planning Proce...

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Press Release: Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands

For Immediate Release, February 9, 2017 Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands Groups Denied Access to Pubic Documents That Would Have Revealed Extent of Developer Influence Denver, CO — A coalition of conservat...

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The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it w...

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Future of Village at Wolf Creek awaits judge’s decision

Conservation group’s most recent records request denied By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald February 8, 2017 All court filings and arguments related to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to green-light the proposed Village ...

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“Village at Wolf Creek” lawsuit inches forward

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald September 30, 2016 A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday submitted an opening brief as part of a lawsuit that aims to stop a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that would allow a village with the capacity for 8,000...

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Forest Service accused of “unlawful and piecemeal” review in lawsuit seeking to block village at Wolf Creek

By: Jason Blevins, The Denver Post September 30, 2016 A group of Southern Colorado conservationist and environmental groups on Friday fired the first volley in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of road access to a developer who has spe...

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