User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Conservation :: Small-Scale
Last updated: Sep 11 2020 23:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Independence combines modern homes with room to roam outside of Denver 11.9.2020 Denver Post: Business
Families and empty nesters looking for larger homes and wide-open spaces in the post-COVID-19 world can find room to roam safely at Independence. Located southeast of metro Denver and east of Parker on Hilltop Road, the community offers something unique – beautiful new homes combined with more than 400 acres of open space. Independence Homes […]
Can grazing help Oregon’s largest private nature preserve? 25.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Scientists and ranchers team up to determine if cattle can preserve biodiversity and support economies on a treasured prairie.
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Denver City Council keeps Park Hill Golf Course off November ballot 25.8.2020 Denver Post: Business
Denver City Council shot down a ballot measure Monday night that would have placed a measure on the city’s November ballot asking whether development on the now-defunct Park Hill Golf Course should require a vote.
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Utah housing advocates take on a cost crisis made worse by COVID-19 7.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A new fund aims to acquire properties and maintain them at affordable rents.
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In western Colorado, wary ranchers eye wolves’ arrival and fear urban voters will introduce more 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's statewide wolf-reintroduction ballot initiative is rankling rural communities, rekindling old conflicts over the purpose of public lands. It's straining the hard-won partnership that ensures, if not pure nature, the conservation of open landscapes in the face of Colorado's population growth and development boom.
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Activists push for Black land ownership in Seattle 7.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Protests over racial equity prompt investments in the city’s Black community.
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Letters: Questioning the “freedom” offered by DeVos’ plan; Don’t use taxpayer money for faith-based education; Air near wells is safe according to tests (2/9/20) 10.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Questioning the “freedom” offered by DeVos’ plan Re: “Federal tax credits for donations would boost school choice scholarships,” Jan. 31 commentary Betsy DeVos stated in her commentary, “America’s forgotten students — those without the freedom the wealthy, powerful and well connected have always enjoyed” should have the same educational freedom as the wealthy. She ended […]
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Ranchers blindsided by Trump’s border wall 7.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
They built a coalition to protect open space. Now, they’re up against the country’s largest construction project.
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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Denver’s Giving Machines raise $625,000, “exceeding expectations” in first-year test run 2.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
They look like vending machines; you swipe your credit card, look through the glass to pick an item; and then you choose. But it’s not candy or a toy you’re choosing -- it's a donation to a charity.
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When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate 31.12.2019 Current Issue
In Island Park, Idaho, a fight over roadkill became a referendum on government control.
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Desire to safeguard vacant land in Golden could cost taxpayers up to $5 million 16.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A recently launched citizen petition designed to keep a prominent and picturesque parcel of land on the western fringe of the metro area free of commercial development could cost taxpayers up to $5 million as part of a legal showdown over property rights.
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The best snowshoeing trails that are just a short drive from Denver 6.12.2019 Denver Post: Lifestyles
It's snowshoe season along the Front Range.
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Editorial: Denver must stick to its guns to protect Park Hill open space 14.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Allowing development on land protected by both a conservation easement and recreational zoning is too dangerous a precedent to set, regardless of how amiable the developer is, how direly we need affordable housing or how many “stakeholder” meetings are held.
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Webb: Park Hill Golf Course land can and must be preserved under new conservation law 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
In July, Westside Investment Partners, Inc., purchased the Park Hill Golf Course land. They speculated that they would be able to terminate the easement and change the open space-recreation zoning easily -- but they were wrong.
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Park Hill Golf Course: Denver agrees to pay developer $6 million settlement, but land’s future still unclear 5.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver city officials teed up a $6 million settlement Tuesday with the buyer of Park Hill Golf Course, but the agreement doesn't resolve questions about what might happen to the land.
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Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year 27.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
“People are going to have to be patient, it’s going to take a long time to figure this out,” said Elizabeth Black, head of the Citizen Science Soil Health Project that analyzes soil samples from all over Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. “Climate change is really scaring people and they want a solution. When they hear about soil carbon sequestration there is this tendency for people to say this is great, farmers are going to fix this. That is not fair or realistic. Everybody has to do their part. People in cities need to figure out what they’re going to do to fix it on their end, too.”
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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Outdoors
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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Park Hill Golf Club: Get ready for another Denver development debate 2.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The city of Denver is ready to end the legal conflicts that have ensnared a valuable piece of property in the city's northeast. But a proposed settlement may only be the beginning of a long and contentious political fight over the future of the Park Hill Golf Club.
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