EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Two of Colorado’s most cherished natural resources have been in the news a lot lately: the endangered Colorado River and key national forest areas lawmakers want to protect for future generations.
This story first appeared in High County News on June 27, 2022.
Public Spaces are Important to our Wellbeing and for the Fight Against Climate Change
Trump Administration’s “Door Is Open” to Leading Activist Seeking to Transfer Federal Land to States
During a workshop at a conservative gathering in Denver, Jennifer Fielder of the American Lands Council said her campaign to return federal lands to state control is being well received by the Trump Administration.
Non-motorized recreation on BLM lands pumps $54 million, 700 jobs directly into Colorado’s Royal Gorge region
So-called “quiet recreation,” which includes camping, mountain biking, and hunting, has a major impact on Colorado communities near public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office, according to a study released today.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Conservation Colorado Victory Fund are raising red flags on three Colorado candidates – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), and State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) – for their poor environmental records.
The Outdoor Industry Association, along with 77 Colorado businesses, penned an open letter stating the need to elect leaders who plan on combating climate change.
Colorado’s mountains, valleys, plains, and parks are essential not just to our quality of life, but to our booming outdoor recreation economy. As Coloradans, we’re deeply aware of how important our outdoor heritage is to our state’s brand and identity, and why our elected officials must enact policies to protect it. Indeed, 74 percent of Colorado voters told pollsters earlier this year that they are more likely to support a candidate who will protect access to outdoor spaces.