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Local public land advocates gather for a flyover of Camp Hale

Original Post ➡️ Camp Hale seen from an ECO Flight plane Tuesday in between Red Cliff and Leadville. Camp Hale is being dedicated a National Monument by President Joe Biden today.Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily The flight path mimicked the trip that Pres. Biden will make tomorrow to designate the site as a national monument The Camp ...
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Coalition wants to see wilderness proposals for Gallatin, Madison ranges

Original Post ➡️ A waterfall cascades down from Cedar Lake, a remote alpine lake in the Taylor Hilgard Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, west of Big Sky, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. As average temperatures warm and more people move to southwest Montana in the coming decades, ecosystems will change, and pressures on wildlife ...
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Original Post ➡️ Camp Hale from an EcoFlight flyover on Aug. 9, 2016 (Kristin Kenney Williams photo). The Colorado Snowsports Museum & Hall of Fame in Vail will host a rally in support of the proposed Camp Hale National Monument tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.) on National Public Lands Day. More details below. U.S. Sen. ...
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Sens. Bennet, Hickenlooper request protection for World War II training ground Original Post ➡️ A view of Camp Hale in Colorado. (Courtesy of EcoFlight)Courtesy of EcoFlight The three Republican U.S. representatives from Colorado urged President Joe Biden in a letter dated Thursday against using his authority to designate land named in the stalled Colorado Outdoor ...
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A look at the Priest River from the skies

Original Post ➡️ The Priest River winds back and forth Aug. 31 in North Idaho. (Colin Tiernan/The Spokesman-Review) I go hiking nearly every summer weekend, and nearly every one of those hikes reaches its literal and metaphorical high point atop a Pacific Northwest mountain. Mountaintops mean views. Views of snowy peaks and aquamarine lakes. Dark ...
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Beyond the Border

Original Post ➡️ For more than a decade, tribal nations, scientists and diplomats spanning the U.S.-Canada border have lobbied for a closer examination of the contaminants spilling into their shared watershed from British Columbia coal mines. As that pressure intensifies, plans are underway for a sprawling coal-mine expansion in B.C. Elkview Operations, one of Teck ...
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‘We’re not going away’: US stakeholders fly over BC coal mines

Original Post ➡️ SPARWOOD, British Columbia — Scientists, tribal officials, regulators and environmentalists concerned about contamination from Canadian coal mines whose runoff flows into the United States usually focus on the Kootenai River and border-straddling Lake Koocanusa.  But on Tuesday they took to the sky, observing from 10,000 feet the open-pit, mountaintop-removal coal mines operated by ...
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Power at what price

Original Post ➡️ Unaweep Canyon, connecting Whitewater and Gateway southwest of Grand Junction, is famed for being the site of a geological and geographic oddity in that water in part of the canyon flows one way, and in the other part, the other way. It’s a canyon in which Colorado Highway 141 tops out at ...
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Original Post ➡️  Gov. Jared Polis, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. John Hickenlooper speak at Camp Hale in Eagle County on Aug. 16, 2022. (Sara Wilson/Colorado Newsline) Multiple Colorado leaders penned a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to take action to protect lands legislators originally hoped to protect under ...
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Original Post ➡️ An aerial view of the Thompson Divide region south of Glenwood Springs.EcoFlight photo A delegation of elected officials led by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., wants President Joe Biden to use his executive powers to enact portions of the proposed CORE Act, including protections for the Thompson Divide area near Glenwood Springs. ...
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