On May 17 2017, the U.S. District Court reversed a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that had been approved by the U.S. Forest Service in 2015. This land exchange would have provided increased access to a roughly 300-acre inholding that has been proposed for development by Texas billionaire “Red” McCombs. This decision effectively stopped the construction of a “village” for 10,000 people in one our nation’s most important wildlife movement corridors.
In June, the developers (Levell-McCombs Joint Venture), filed a Motion to Reconsider asking the judge to reconsider his decision. This motion was denied.
In October, the Levell-McCombs Joint Venture filed an appeal of the May 17 decision. They were joined by the U.S. Forest Service who filed their own appeal in November.
Today, we are waiting for the appeal briefs to be filed by both the Levell-McCombs Joint Venture and U.S. Forest Service. The deadline for filing those documents is May 9.