Conservation

Compensation available for landowners to conserve forestland

The Journal Landowners who want to protect private forest areas from development or nonforest uses may submit proposals to the Colorado State Forest Service for conservation easements. The Forest...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Friends of Canyon of the Ancients hit impasse

After four years, a friends group of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is expected to dissolve.The Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance formed in 2013 to assist with projects benefiting the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores nature center receives $265,000 grant

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Montezuma Land Conservancy are partnering with a new nature center in Dolores to spread the word about the value of the outdoors, literature and writing. Land...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy

Dave Prival picks his way across a tumbledown slope, carefully peering into crevices among the broken rocks. We’re alpine-high on a southern Arizona mountain range that shall remain nameless, for...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Will interior secretary meet conservationists’ expectations?

The Montana congressman whom President-elect Donald Trump named to head the Interior Department wants people to think of him as a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist. His Twitter bio describes him as a...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, reports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Landowner puts bike park in conservation easement

A Cortez resident’s generosity to allow hiking and biking on his land will continue long into the future thanks to a conservation easement that preserves recreation access. Bicycle enthusiast Keith...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Push for Bears Ears monument marks latest Western land fight

BLANDING, Utah – Laminated sheets of paper held in place by rocks rest inside ancient cliff dwellings nestled underneath a spectacular red rock overhang in southeastern Utah. “Don’t erase the...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Meetings review new options for cheatgrass and goatgrass

The Mancos Conservation District will hold a series of informative meetings this week to introduce a new option to help control cheatgrass, jointed goatgrass and medusa head weeds known as MB 906....

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drones give conservationists an aerial edge

Imagine this: You’ve spent all day trudging up Windom Peak in the high, hot summer sun, and finally, you’ve summited your first Fourteener. And then, with taunting ease, a drone buzzes by. For...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Conservation District hosting work meeting

The Mancos Conservation District will host a local work group meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 11 at the district office, 604 Bauer Ave. This meeting will focus on identifying community issues...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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How do candidates differ on conservation?

When it comes to conservation, energy, and many other issues, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been a lot of hat and not much cattle. But last week his son, Donald Trump Jr., offered some...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News