conservation

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    Colorado River Basin states fail to agree upon major water conservation measures

    Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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    AVLT strives to protect 50,000 acres by 2032

    Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) has recently published a 10-year strategic plan which lays out the organization’s ambitious goal of conserving 40,000-50,000 acres in the next 10 years.

    AVLT was the first land trust in Colorado and, in its 55 years, has helped conserve 69 square miles of land from… read more →

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    Habitat and working ranch conserved near Carbondale

    On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.

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    Garfield County: Land use, near and far

    Commissioners tackled a light agenda this week and adjourned the public meeting within an hour and a half.

    To Boebert on Capitol Hill

    The meeting began with letters of support for legislation beyond their jurisdiction. Three of these letters were in response toread more →

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    Conserved ranch looks to future

    At the end of 2020, a conservation easement that had been in negotiation for more than five years came to fruition. Sunfire Ranch, over 1,200 acres near the confluence of the Crystal River and Thompson Creek, sold a $10M conservation easement to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST). Support… read more →