Sage Grouse and Gubernatorial Politics in Colorado

Normally I pretty much tune out the hoopla around elections (truth is not usually found anywhere in the vicinity), but thought these two op-eds were of interest, in the sense that sage grouse has come out in gubernatorial politics. Probably would not happen with an endangered species in Texas, Florida, or New York, and maybe …

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RMEF Letter on Public Land Transfer

Here’s a link to the press release: Here’s the link to the letter: Below is the letter: Dear Senator XXX: The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has a growing concern over the continual proposals and rhetoric regarding the wholesale disposal, transfer, or sale of federal land holdings. The notion of transferring ownership of lands currently …

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Legalization Does Not Stop Illegal National Forest Pot-Growing

Thanks to Bob Berwyn for this one and the nice fall photo, here’s the link: FRISCO —Colorado’s legalization of marijuana may mark a new era on the state level, but some things haven’t changed. Each year, profiteering outlaws try to use public lands to grow and harvest marijuana, which remains illegal under federal laws. This …

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Webinar at 12:15 Today MT on Wildfire Mitigation CU

Sorry I am late with this.. could not figure out how to upload from my phone. This is 12:15 MT about 20 mins from now. Here is the link to the webcast. Log in as guest. ASSESSING WILDFIRE MITIGATION OUTREACH STRATEGIES IN THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE Monday, September 29 12:15 – 1:15 PM CSTPR Conference Room, …

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National Parks in Colorado Increase Fees

This showed up today in the Denver Post. Dig a little deeper if you are planning to visit a prominent national park next year. The National Park Service is proposing to boost entrance fees at 131 of the 401 public properties it manages. “The proposed increases in park entrance fees will allow us to invest …

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