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Economists urge Obama, Congress to protect more public lands

Protecting public lands can be a boon for the private sector, attracting companies and workers to the communities that border them, more than 100 economists wrote in letter to President Obama this week.

Udall: Outdoor recreation economy outpacing U.S. financial growth

Nature is the lifeblood of Colorado's economy, Mark Udall said in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, as he urged his colleagues to protect lands in the San Juan Mountains and pass his ski area summer recreation bill.

Udall, Bennet reintroduce San Juan wilderness proposal

A proposal to designate more than 60,000 acres in southwestern Colorado as either wilderness or a special management area is back before Congress.