Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised in Objection to Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, and Confirms that Decision Does Not Protect Lynx

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2015 Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Christine Canaly, Director SLVEC slvwater@fairpoint.net, 719-589-1518 Jimbo Buickerood, San Juan Citizens Alliance jimbo@sanjuancitizens.org, 970-560-1111 Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised in Objection to Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, and Confirms that Decision Does Not Protect Read more…

Wolf Creek Access Project Administrative Objection + Exhibits

On January 5th, 2015, the Friends of Wolf Creek Coalition filed a 98 page Objection to the Forest Service’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the “Wolf Creek Access Project.”  We allege that the Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would facilitate the Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Objection Filed on Proposed Land Exchange At Wolf Creek Pass

January 6, 2015 Monte Vista, CO – Today a coalition of conservation organizations announce the filing of a 96-page Objection with the Forest Service concerning a proposed land exchange near Wolf Creek Pass. The land exchange would allow construction of a city in a high-altitude location that receives an average of 428 Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Makes the Naughty List by Continuing to Withhold Information on Pillage at Wolf Creek

On November 21, 2014, after years of deliberation and almost a year of delay, the Forest Service finally released its decision on the land exchange at Wolf Creek pass.  Against the recommendations of the conservation community and the desires of many residents of the surrounding towns, the Forest Service decided Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Opponents of Wolf Creek Village Slam Forest Service Approval

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2014 Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Christine Canaly. Director SLVEC slvwater@fairpoint.net, 719-589-1518 Jimbo Buickerood, San Juan Citizens Alliance jimbo@sanjuancitizens.org, 970-560-1111 Monte Vista, CO – Today the U. S. Forest Service, in spite of widespread opposition, announced its intention to approve a land exchange that would allow Read more…

Rio Grande National Forest invites public to forest planning meetings in October

The U.S. Forest Service and National Forest Foundation will hold four public meetings in October to discuss and receive public input for the Rio Grande National Forest’s forest plan revision. The first two meetings will occur in Antonito and South Fork THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER (see below for details). “Management of Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

No Legislative Land Exchange – At Least For Now

Colorado Wild recently sent the last of your 1,856 petition signatures to Congressman Salazar regarding the proposed legislative land exchange. Thankfully, after hearing from many of you, and after holding his own meeting in Alamosa to discuss the issue with key stakeholders, Congressman Salazar is encouraging Mr. McCombs to undertake Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

McCombs Applies for Land Exchange

Mr. McCombs has taken the advice of Congressman Salazar and has applied for a land exchange from the Rio Grande National Forest through the Forest Service administrative review process. In coming months, the Forest Service will be conducting a feasibility study on the Land Exchange proposal recently submitted by Mr. Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Village Myths, Misconceptions, and Issues Needing Consideration

It is either Plan A (original plan) or Plan B (legislative land exchange plan), so why not go with Plan B. Fact: The original land use plan was found illegal, and any re-approval is complicated by new easements. The old plan can NEVER be built, and is not a fall Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

UPDATE: The Forest Service granted Colorado Wild’s request for an extension of the public comment period for the “Village” on Tuesday October 7th. The agency has requested a new development plan from McCombs, and will share the new plan with the public once it is received. This is great news Read more…

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