Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

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 Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org. Stay informed, engaged, an...

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Court denies McCombs – again

Cites Forest Services’ failure to comply with NEPA, Endangered Species Act and lynx protections By: Missy Votel, The Durango Telegraph September 15, 2017 The Village at Wolf Creek could have been dealt the final blow this week. On Thursday, U.S. District...

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PRESS RELEASE: Court Again Denies Red McCombs’ Plea to Approve Village at Wolf Creek

“The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest…” For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 DENVER, CO –Yesterday, a Federal Court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service...

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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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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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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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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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