4FRI green light signals truce in timber wars

April 23, 2015 5:45 am  •  EMERY COWAN Sun Staff Reporter Final changes to a plan for forest restoration activities across almost 600,000 acres in the Coconino and Kaibab national forests have made the document one that even several of its initial critics say they can support. “Hopefully this is the resolution of the timber […]

USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands

By USDA Office of Communications / Press Release, March 31, 2015/ Copyright © 2015 USDA WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will […]

CCA Alarmed That Beef Is Not Considered Part Of A Healthy Diet

For Immediate Release E-Mail: paula@coloradocattle.org http://www.coloradocattle.org Contact: Paula Waggoner Ph: (303) 431-6422 March 9, 2015 Arvada, CO – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s 572-page report, which is a recommendation to the agencies as they develop the […]

Panel Suggest Gas Oil Role for Local Government

By Keystone Center PUBLISHED: February 27, 2015 The following nine recommendations have been approved by the Colorado Oil and GasTask Force as its final recommendations to the Governor. Each recommendation included in the Task Force Recommendations exceeded the two-thirds voting threshold established by the Governor. Read More… For an overview, read Panel Suggests Gas Oil […]

$859,000 for Fourmile Forest Ecosystem Work

  PUBLISHED: February 25, 2015/ Copyright © 2015 Pagosa Springs Journal The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will receive $859,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand fuels reduction efforts on public and private lands in the Fourmile area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The Fourmile Fuels Reduction Project was […]

The 2015 Conservation in the West Poll

A Survey of the Attitudes of Voters in Six Western States By The Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. PUBLISHED February 10, 2015. This is the fifth consecutive year Colorado College has gauged public sentiment on conservation issues in the West. The 2015 Colorado College Conservation in the West survey is a bipartisan poll […]