Land donated by a prominent rancher in the San Luis Valley is the basis for the USFWS’ Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
An estimated 100 miles of trails in San Isabel National Forest in central Colorado were impacted by a violent windstorm last winter.
While 4.2 million acres of national forest land is declared roadless, the 2012 rule allows for energy development and road construction in some areas.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
A move toward industrial-scale bioenergy using forest biomass could negatively impact ecosystem diversity.