Position: San Juan Mountains Association

Christmas trees have uses after holidays

’Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the tree lot, many creatures were stirring and wondering, “What?” What to do with these trees that now have no home? Could we find them a place now...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Stay warm outdoors in the winter

By Mark Winkworth San Juan Mountains Association Getting outdoors in the winter is a great way to have fun and get some exercise, and staying warm is the key to fun and to keeping safe from the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Christmas-tree traditions have Victorian roots

By Ruth Lambert San Juan Mountains Association With the founding of Animas City (1876) and Durango (1881), local residents often celebrated Christmas holiday traditions that were based in the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Minimizing micro-trash in the wilderness

As most folks already know, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The year has been full of events to celebrate and create awareness of the precious resource that is wilderness. ...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Association studying Hispano arborglyphs on a wooden canvas

By Ruth Lambert San Juan Mountains Association The San Juan Mountains Association is conducting a study of the historic aspen tree carvings made by Hispano sheepherders along the Pine-Piedra Stock...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

10 tips for hunting on public lands in Southwest Colorado

By Alan Peterson San Juan Mountains Association As the golden colors of autumn leaves approach, so does the blaze-orange of hunting season. The San Juan Mountains Association encourages hunters and...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

In S.W. Colorado, wilderness closer than you might think

The Weminuche Wilderness comprises nearly half-a-million acres of untrammeled woods, mountains, meadows, streams and lakes. Although a fair chunk of that area burned last year, many of its...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Adopt a Road program reaches 14 years of success

Many of us travel on roads within the San Juan National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios area to get to the beautiful places we love. In fact, San Juan Public Lands cover more...

DATE: June 20, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

San Juan Mountains Association serving up fun this summer

This summer, San Juan Mountains Association will continue established partnerships with San Juan National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office and BLM Canyons of the...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Are you prepared for wildfires?

For the last 12 years, Southwest Colorado has celebrated Fire Prevention and Education Month every April or May, and this year is no exception. With the number, size and destructiveness of...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

It’s mud season in the San Juan Mountains

By Mark Winkworth San Juan Mountains Association Mud season – or shoulder season, also known as spring in the San Juans – can last from April all the way through June depending winter snows, spring...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

Crepuscular creatures and animal sleeping habits

Crepuscular creatures abound in Southwest Colorado. They live in the high mountains, sage plains, ponderosa forests, desert canyons and everywhere in between. They are all shapes and sizes. Some...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

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