Wildlife Over, Underpass Considered For I-70

Growing efforts to add wildlife over and underpasses along a large section of Interstate 70 are gaining steam in the High Country. The goal is to make that stretch of interstate safer for both drivers and animals. According to Rocky Mountain Wild, I-70 is one ...

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2018 Maps of Oil and Gas Development

Every year, Rocky Mountain Wild creates high resolution maps showing the widespread impact of oil and gas development on Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. See where drilling is occurring and what lands have been leased by oil and gas companies for current and futur...

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Want to See Climate Change in Colorado? Keep an Eye on the Pikas

It didn’t take long for 11-year-old Brooke Pollock to spot a pika on Loveland Pass last July. One of the hamster-like critters darted between boulders, its cheeks stuffed with grass and leaves. Soon other pikas chirped from atop the rocks, warning their comr...

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Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas slipping away

Development and consolidation are putting pressure on local, family friendly ski resorts By: R. Scott Rappold, Guest Commentary, The Denver Post December 7, 2018, 6:00 am I’d like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best r...

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Lawsuit challenges drilling on public land in Colorado, Utah

Associated Press September 27, 2018, 2:43 pm Environmental groups have asked a judge to overturn the sale of drilling rights on public land in Colorado and Utah, saying the Trump administration didn’t consider the potential threat to public health and the en...

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Lawsuit Challenges Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Public Lands in Colorado & Utah

Development of the Leases Threatens Public Health and Nearby Dinosaur National Monument FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2018 Media Contacts: Matthew Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild, (303) 579-5162, matt@rockymountainwild.org Diana Dascalu-Joffe, Center for B...

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Guest Opinion: Response to the Village at Wolf Creek developers

By: Chris Canaly, Valley Courier August 22, 2018 It was interesting to read the “Village at Wolf Creek” (VWC) developers attempt to “clear up some of the misconceptions” in the August 7th issue of the Courier.  The muddled and often erroneous stateme...

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Tight timetable on federal oil and gas lease sales is scrambling protests

By: Mark Jaffe, The Journal July 30, 2018 6:19 PM Oil and gas leasing on federal lands is revving up in Colorado and across the West, with shorter time frames for comment and bigger lease sales as environmental groups rush to meet Monday’s deadline to get in...

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GMUG Forest Planning Comments Due December 8

GMUG Forest Planning Comments Due December 8

GMUG is an acronym for the Grand-Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests. The GMUG National Forest launched revision of its 34-year old Forest Plan this summer, presenting a rare opportunity for the public to shape policy and actions on our local fo...

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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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