Forests and Wilderness

San Juan Mountains protection bill gets another chance

An effort to protect an estimated 52,000 acres of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado appears to have new life. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo.,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet urges Senate to pick up San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act

Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate leadership to include the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act in the end-of-year public lands legislation currently being negotiated. In a letter...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media

From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and natural beauty in their adopted homeland for more than 10,000 Instagram...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ranchers, U.S. square off over fencing at national preserve

ALBUQUERQUE – Miles of fencing separating a national preserve from forested grazing pastures in northern New Mexico have been compromised over the years by wildfire, falling trees and herds of elk....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe forest ordered to consider impacts on salamander

SANTA FE – A federal judge is ordering the Santa Fe National Forest to consider how the management of roads and trails across the northern New Mexico forest will affect an endangered salamander....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Toxic algae found in Colorado reservoir

GUNNISON – The National Park Service says unsafe levels of a type of algae that can be harmful to humans have been found in the water of a central Colorado reservoir. Park officials said they...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coroner confirms Illinois hiker’s death in national park

BOULDER – A Colorado coroner has confirmed that a body found in Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker from Illinois. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office said Thursday that it had identified...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Campfires, smoking now allowed on Carson National Forest

TAOS, N.M. – Campfires, smoking and chain saws now are allowed on the Carson National Forest. Higher humidity and recent rain led to the decision to lift fire restrictions Monday throughout the...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos seeks increased access to BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for additional trails and parking lots on public land in the Mancos area. Abut 50 residents attended a community meeting to view maps and get...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to host transportation planning meeting in Mancos

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office will host a Transportation and Access Plan open house to share information about inventoried routes near Mancos The meeting will take place...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed this month by one of the state’s...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service acts to restrict camping at Priest Lake

The Norwood Ranger District is seeking comments on a proposal to add camping at the Mary E recreation site and limit camping at the Priest Lake site this summer. The Mary E recreation site, about 5...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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