Forests and Wilderness

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

Author, nonprofit founder shares the wisdom of weeds

Katrina Blair loves all plants equally, a passion that led her to write a book, start a nonprofit and teach internationally about edible and medicinal weeds. She was 11 when she discovered her love...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. DeGette to visit Cortez to pitch massive wilderness bill

A U.S. congresswoman from Denver said she will travel to Southwest Colorado in August to pitch a vast wilderness protection bill to local officials after a Montezuma County commissioner vehemently...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango retiree buys one-way ticket to Asia

Many dream about leaving their job and buying a one-way ticket to a fantastic destination. Durangoan Ray Pierotti did it. Pierotti, 67, retired as the energy adviser and lighting specialist at La...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preliminary injunction seeks to halt chain saws in wilderness

A coalition of conservation groups Tuesday filed a motion to stop the U.S. Forest Service from using chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas this summer while a lawsuit accusing the...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind the decision to allow chain saws in Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

Did the U.S. Forest Service break the law when it skirted the protections in the Wilderness Act – which explicitly prohibits motorized use – to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service sued over decision to use chain saws in wilderness areas

A coalition of conservation groups has sued the U.S. Forest Service for its recent decision to allow chain saws for trail work in two wilderness areas in Southwest Colorado. The Forest Service...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Visitors to Yucca House Monument encounter no-trespassing sign

An issue with a gate blocking the road to Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez appears to have been resolved. On Tuesday, Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer reported...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 more fatal falls at Grand Canyon follow dozens of others

PHOENIX – Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago. Michael Obritsch, of...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wilderness bill gains local momentum, lacks congressional bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – Bill Fales has worked his ranch for the past 45 years, and has recently started providing quality beef to Whole Foods. The ranch, in his wife’s family since 1924, stretches along the...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton wants to make free parks pass permanent for 4th-graders

U.S. House Rep. Scott Tipton has introduced legislation seeking to make permanent a federal program that provides fourth-graders free access to federally managed lands. Every Kid in a Park, first...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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