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Formerly barren part of Truckee River thrives after floods 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In December, Lori Leonard put finishing touches on a native vegetation project she hoped would repopulate a barren stretch of the Truckee River. Then she spent the rest of the winter wondering if her work would survive through spring. Historic levels of rain and snow submerged her work on the Tracy […]
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Acquisition of Willow Bay open space in Adams County was drawn out, but worth it, planners say 6.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Adams County Parks and Open Space Department acquired the 147-acre Willow Bay lake property to add to the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds through grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax and others
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2 restoration projects slated for Wallowa-Whitman forest 5.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has signed off on a pair of restoration projects to thin overly dense and beetle-killed tree stands. The East Oregonian reports the Split Rail Project will target mostly lodgepole pine within a 250-acre area. Dead and beetle-infested trees will be removed and replaced with ponderosa pine and Western […]
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Pro-marijuana group shoots for 2018 to propose recreational pot sales in Colorado Springs 30.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Advocates for legalized recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs set their sights on a 2018 ballot proposal.
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Carbondale bear activity highest in years 30.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Though it's not known as a bear hot spot like Aspen or Glenwood Springs, Carbondale's bear activity this year is the highest wildlife managers have seen in more than a decade.
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Aspen Skiing Co. tweaks tiny house experiment to accommodate more workers 30.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Aspen Skiing Co. uses model tiny home to show prospective seasonal employees an affordable housing option.
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Aspen Ideas Festival: Are the founding fathers overrated? 23.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
David Rubenstein asks, and tries to answer, the question, "Are the Founding Fathers Overrated?" He says they were talented and courageous people, who deserve all the credit they get for putting the country together and creating a durable constitution... but they could not figure out a way to deal with America's biggest original defect: slavery.
Michael Bennet is heading to Aspen for a town hall this week 10.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado Democrat is slated to meet with voters from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Aspen High School. Doors open for the event at 3 p.m.
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Delta Dispatches: Building Land in Coastal Louisiana 7.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Mark Sickles from Weeks Marine joins the program to talk with Simone about all the wonderful work they are doing here in Louisiana and Dr. John Lopez, Director of Coastal Sustainability Program at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation also joins the program to talk with Jacques about natural growth and plant development in the Louisiana marshes. Below is a transcript of this week's Delta Dispatches Podcast. Listen to the full recording here or subscribe to our feed in iTunes ...
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'Secret garden' filled with rare species open after century 27.7.2017 AP National
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) -- Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California's Sierra Nevada....
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‘Secret garden’ filled with rare species open after century 27.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California’s Sierra Nevada. Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of […]
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Hunt for Preble’s jumping mouse at Rocky Flats comes up empty 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Business
The hunt is on for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse -- and so is a Trump-backed fight that holds it up as proof the Endangered Species Act needs to be changed.
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Lawyer representing canyon landowners warns Central Wasatch Commission to halt all work amid Mountain Accord lawsuit 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The public body created to guide development in the Wasatch Mountains should immediately halt its work until a court case challenging the Mountain Accord wraps up, an attorney warned Monday. The letter from Will Fontenot is the latest challenge to the Central Wasatch Commission, the public entity formed to enact policies concerning the mountains following years of work to create the framework, known as the Mountain Accord. Fontenot represents a group of canyon landowners challenging the Moun... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pressure mounts on group created to guide future of the Wasatch Mountains 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The public body created to guide development in the Wasatch Mountains should immediately halt its work until a court case challenging the Mountain Accord wraps up, an attorney warned Monday. The letter from Will Fontenot is the latest challenge to the Central Wasatch Commission, the public entity formed to enact policies concerning the mountains following years of work to create the framework, known as the Mountain Accord. Fontenot represents a group of canyon landowners challenging the Moun... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Saline lakes are drying up across the West — and putting birds at serious risk 6.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is a critical rest stop for millions of birds that make the long, biannual migration across the arid West. In the fall, you might see millions of water birds on the lake gorging on shrimp.

This may not be the case for much longer. Over the past 150 years, the Great Salt Lake...

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Wildfire sparks in rugged terrain near Kremmling 3.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Gutzler Fire is burning in remote, mountainous terrain southwest of Kremmling.
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Hiker found near Maroon Bells died of hypothermia after fall, coroner reports 30.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Jeffrey Bushroe, the hiker found dead in May near the Maroon Bells, died of hypothermia "hours after a tumble he took," the Pitkin County Coroner's Office announced Thursday.
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Restoration across Waldo Canyon burn scar slow, but steady 25.6.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Five years after the Waldo Canyon fire, there are other signs, too. And that is why Jennifer Peterson has come here along with colleagues from the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, the local nonprofit that has helped the U.S. Forest Service restore some of the 18,000 acres eaten by that historic blaze.
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Collaboration for “a legendary and mystical river” sees vibrant flows, rejuvenation on the Dolores 11.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
The fickle Dolores River is emblematic of Western water woes, where increasing recreation demands and calls for conservation clash with traditional uses that quench arid towns and farms.
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High-flowing Utah rivers not done rising 6.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns should avoid most rivers, at least in the northern portion of the state, until the snowmelt-driven surge in water flows dies down in the next few weeks. Southern Utah rivers have already begun to return to normal — winter snowpack in that region has already melted off, according to the monthly Utah Climate and Water Report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. But some snow remains in the mountains of northern Utah, which means its rivers — including the Bear, Logan, Weber and... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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