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Bacon to bring conservation effort home with plan that would protect...

Billionaire hedge-funder Louis Bacon is donating a conservation easement on 90,000 acres bordering the San Luis Valley, which will provide the foundation for the proposed new Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of establishing.

Trading one resource for another: Western land

Oil and gas drilling in Colorado and western states won’t disappear anytime soon, but if a smarter energy policy isn’t developed, the western landscape will continue to suffer along with the American families that have to pay increasing fuel costs, according to ranchers, politicians and conservationists that spoke Wednesday at the Big Tent.