Forests and Wilderness

Colorado Wilderness Act passes in U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 by a solid margin Wednesday night despite disagreement among Colorado’s congressional delegation. Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

National park rethinks its message about theft

For years – decades even – a myth has surrounded Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park: A curse would strike anyone who illegally stole a piece of fossilized ancient wood within park boundaries....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

White Sands’ national park status expected to boost tourism

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says people shouldn’t expect any major administrative changes with White Sands National Monument becoming the state’s first national park...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

White Sands in New Mexico could become newest national park

FARMINGTON – New Mexico will become home to the next national park if a bill that redesignates White Sands National Monument is passed this week. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., first introduced...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado National Monument raising its entry fee to $25

GRAND JUNCTION – Entry fees at Colorado National Monument are scheduled to increase by $5 effective Jan. 1. Entrance fees at the monument will increase to $25 for private vehicles, $20 for...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Wilderness Act advances for full House vote

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted this week to pass the Colorado Wilderness Act, which now awaits full consideration in the House of Representatives. In May, Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, garnering bipartisan support. The CORE Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groundbreaking forest health program may come to Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado could be the focal point of a pilot project that seeks to make strides in improving forest health in the face of increasing dangers from wildfire, disease and beetle kill....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sen. Bennet requests hearing on public lands bill

Hikers, mountain bikers and Colorado lawmakers said they are pleased with a request by Sen. Michael Bennet for a Senate hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. The CORE Act,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. DeGette defends values of wilderness bill

On a sunny mesa overlooking expansive green hills of the Weber and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Areas, Montezuma County officials tried to persuade U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, to drop...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carlsbad Caverns creating digital map of cave system

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The National Park Service is creating a digital map of Carlsbad Caverns National Park to help with repairs and maintenance projects. The agency is using light detection and ranging...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wilderness Study Areas frozen in time in Southwest Colorado

Wilderness Study Areas have been a hot topic lately – some politicians are trying to do away with them, while others are trying to protect them. But what exactly is a Wilderness Study Area? The...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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