Wolf Creek Pass
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PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Advocates Promise Continued Scrutiny of Village at Wolf Creek, Vow to Challenge Latest Attempt to Avoid Public Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 20, 2018 The Rio Grande National Forest announced its intention July 19, 2018 to circumvent a federal court ruling that invalidated prior approvals for the controversial Village at Wolf Creek real estate development. The Village at Wolf Creek is a planned massive real estate development located Read more…

Wolf Creek Pass
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PRESS RELEASE: Developers attempt another end run around public on Village at Wolf Creek

The developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek recently demanded the Forest Service simply ignore recent court decisions and instead approve road construction to begin the proposed real estate development. In a January 12, 2018 letter to the Forest Service, the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture told the Forest Service to Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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PRESS RELEASE: Court Again Denies Red McCombs’ Plea to Approve Village at Wolf Creek

“The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest…” For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 DENVER, CO –Yesterday, a Federal Court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service to allow the controversial Village at Wolf Creek to go forward. The Village at Wolf Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange

Any future Village Proposal Must Address Development Impacts on the National Forest and Lynx For Immediate Release, May 19, 2017 Denver, CO — The Honorable Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch issued an Order today affirming that the Forest Service “failed to consider important aspects of the issues before them, offered Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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PRESS RELEASE: Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands

For Immediate Release, February 9, 2017 Groups Denied Access to Pubic Documents That Would Have Revealed Extent of Developer Influence Denver, CO — A coalition of conservation organizations, who have long been fighting to protect Wolf Creek Pass from a massive ill-conceived development, submitted final arguments and filings to Judge Read more…

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PRESS RELEASE: No Construction on Wolf Creek Pass Until Lawsuit is Decided

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2015 Media Contacts Matt Sandler, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Jimbo Buickerood, Public Lands Coordinator, San Juan Citizens Alliance, jimbo@sanjuancitizens.org, 970-259-3583, ext. 2 or 970-560-1111 Christine Canaly, Director, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, slvwater@fairpoint.net, 719-589-1518 No Construction on Wolf Creek Pass until Lawsuit Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
Blog Post

Conservation Organizations File Lawsuit to Stop Land Exchange

Denver, CO – A coalition of conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today in Federal Court to stop a controversial land exchange that would pave the way for the development of a tourist “village” to accommodate 8,000 people at the top of Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. The land exchange, which Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
In The News

Best: Wolf Creek impasse

By: Allen Best, The Denver Post June 13, 2015 In late May, Texas businessman B.J. “Red” McCombs got a land exchange with the U.S. government in southern Colorado, and it looks a lot like what he originally proposed 30 years ago. Whether it was a good thing then, or now, is Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
In The News

McCombs inches closer to dream

The Durango Telegraph June 8, 2015 SOUTH FORK – Ronald Reagan was president and an 11-foot, 8-inch concrete wall divided Berlin when Texas businessman B.J. “Red” McCombs began efforts to develop a “village” near the base of the Wolf Creek. It’s an open question whether McCombs, who is 87, will Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Forest Service Issues Final Decision Granting Wolf Creek Land Exchange

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2015 Forest Service Issues Final Decision Granting Wolf Creek Land Exchange: Agency ignores court orders and continues to illegally conceal 13,000 pages of emails related to undue influence and manipulation of the analysis Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Christine Canaly, Director SLVEC Read more…

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