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Flathead Forest Seeks Input on Proposed Riverside Timber Sale

Original Post ➡️ Hungry Horse Reservoir, seen from the air during an EcoFlight tour. Beacon file photo Flathead National Forest officials are seeking public comment on a proposed timber project along the east side of the Hungry Horse Reservoir that would include commercial logging operations on 4,600 acres of parcels spanning the Hungry Horse and ...
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For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for chemicals and metals in fish. So, we did. What we found was alarming for tribes. Lottie Sam, front right, and other women prepare salmon in Toppenish, Wash., before a ceremony held by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Credit:Tony Schick/OPB This article was ...
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The Beauty Between: Can We Save The Great Salt Lake?

The Great Salt Lake is often overlooked and misunderstood. Through her passion for wildlife photography, Mary Anne Karren unexpectedly fell in love with the lake’s unique landscape and the 10 million birds that rely on it. She now uses her photography to bring attention to the lake’s dire situation in an attempt to save it… ...
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Original Post ➡️ Steve Shute with Roaring Fork Valley High School students and teacher Wendy Kennedy before a flight organized by EcoFlight and the Buddy Program.Josie Taris/Aspen Times Today’s youth are the environmental stewards of tomorrow, and getting them to care about the environment they will inherit from older generations is easier when done from ...
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BREAKING: Unaweep Canyon Climbing Protected for Now

Original Post ➡️ Xcel’s Reversal on Energy Project Protects Canyon; Conserves Climbing EnvironmentOn November 2, Xcel Energy withdrew its plan for a massive energy development project in Unaweep Canyon, Colorado, citing “multiple concerns with the potential site.” As we noted in June, Access Fund holds conservation easements on property that the Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition (WCCC) owns in ...
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Hart: A major milestone for the Thompson Divide

Original Post ➡️ An aerial view of the Thompson Divide region south of Glenwood Springs.EcoFlight photo In mid-October Interior Secretary Deb Haaland initiated a process to administratively withdraw 225,000 acres of the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas leasing and mining for the next 20 years. For everyone who has fought to protect the ...
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Original Post ➡️ Bruce Gordon/EcoFlightLakewood, Colorado-based Energy Fuels operates the White Mesa uranium mill near Blanding, Utah, seen in this aerial shot taken on Oct. 22, 2022. Executives of a Colorado company that runs a controversial uranium mill in rural Utah say opponents of the mill don’t understand their safety measures and how vital the ...
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Xcel backs out of Unaweep project

Original Post ➡️ Christopher Tomlinson/The Daily SentinelA view provided during a flyover by the nonprofit group EcoFlight shows where a proposed pumped storage hydroelectric power facility was to have been located in Unaweep Canyon along Colorado Highway 141. A day after Xcel Energy won a preliminary permit to begin a feasibility study on a proposed ...
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Conservation Groups Wary of Central ID Mine Proposal

Original Post ➡️ The Stibnite mine project is located in portions of the Payette and Boise national forests. (EcoFlight) A proposed mining operation in central Idaho is raising concerns about possible damage to nearby fish and wildlife habitat. The U.S. Forest Service has released a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Stibnite Gold Project, an open-pit ...
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Original Post ➡️ The move comes a day after Colorado’s largest electric company received federal permission to study the $1.6B project Unaweep Canyon near Grand Junction, Aug. 24, 2022. Xcel Energy wants to build a pumped-storage hydropower project in the canyon. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun / EcoFlight)Xcel Energy has killed its plan to build ...
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