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‘Flexibility’ the hallmark of preferred, controversial Colorado roadless rule

The preferred plan to manage 4.2 million acres of roadless forests in Colorado will allow for more flexibility than the national rule. That additional flexibility will allow local communities to protect themselves from wildfires, ski areas to expand and coal mining companies to construct venting for methane in the North Fork Valley.

Coalition offers to pay energy companies $2.5 million to protect Thompson...

A coalition of groups in and around Carbondale is proposing a settlement to reimburse companies who own natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in exchange for retiring 43 leases currently in question and protecting the area from future energy development there.

Colorado groups join campaign for improved forest management rules

Colorado environmental groups were among 12 national and regional organizations that launched an ad campaign last week calling for an early Christmas present from the Obama administration in the form of enhanced protections for the nation’s 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands – including 14.5 million in Colorado.

Polis presents draft wilderness bill for public consumption

U.S. Congressman Jared Polis, whose sprawling district includes Boulder but also some of the most intensely utilized national forest land in the state, this...

Ralston heralds wilderness plan to block ‘extractive development’

AVON -- Colorado mountaineer Aron Ralston, famous for a bouldering mishap in Utah which he survived by amputating his own forearm, has been touring...

Science Sunday: Urban Goes Rural; Rockies hit outerspace

Red Rocks or Red Sox, it's all the same to Colorado in finding "home plate."The suburbs are coming! The suburbs are coming! Private development adjacent...

The Beetles Are Getting Political

UPDATED: The mountain pine beetle (MPB) has become one of Campaign 2006 hottest political topics in rural areas. The beetle equally shared the spotlight...