Every summer, the White River National Forest brings on more than 100 seasonal employees. Many of them live in tight quarters and bunkhouses, but not this year.
Amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, people continue to turn to nature for solace, and local environmental organizations are adjusting to the crisis and working to prepare for what comes next.
The vision committee is clear that it wants a cleaner airport, but there are real challenges to making that happen.
A citizen’s group recommends expansion, but only if mitigation is included. And a 2018 EA says without mitigation, noise, flights and emissions either increase or stay about the same.
Since the ski lifts between Aspen and Vail stopped spinning on March 14, Holy Cross has seen demand for electricity fall 8% to 10%.
CPW has proposed the Glenwood Special Management Area, where the agency will focus on suppressing the lion population.
In studying what led to the March 2019 avalanche cycle, snow scientists are identifying some elements — such as warmer temperatures, wetter air and snow, and more-intense storms — that are not so unusual and are consistent with a warming climate.
The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project identified several potential reintroduction sites, including the Flat Tops Wilderness north of Glenwood Springs; Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; Weminuche Wilderness in San Juan National Forest; and Carson National Forest.
“I would say that the most important thing that we could do is ultimately stop deforestation, not just because of the amount of carbon they store, but also because of all of the important services that we get from forests.”
The National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, turned 50 years old on Jan. 1. NEPA has evolved over the years, but the biggest change may come in a new proposal from President Donald Trump.