Wolf Creek Pass

PRESS RELEASE: Rio Grande National Forest Again Sides with Developer in Wolf Creek Access Issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 The Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas signed a Final Record of Decision that could result in an easement over our Federal Public Lands to facilitate construction of the massive “Village” at Wolf Creek. This decision circumvents a federal court ruling that invalidated prior Read more…

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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…

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Federal Judge Matsch: “Get the guts of the case before me.”

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild July 12, 2016 Last Friday, during a motions hearing on the Wolf Creek case, Friends of Wolf Creek asked Federal Judge Richard Matsch to compel the Forest Service to obtain and disclose records and billing statements from the contractors who Read more…

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Forest Service Continues to Withhold Records Related to Wolf Creek Decision

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild May 11, 2016 It’s finally spring on Wolf Creek Pass and the air is filled with the sounds of songbirds, rather than bulldozers. This feat is due to the efforts of local residents, activists, philanthropists, and the Friends of Wolf Creek coalition who have Read more…

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PRESS RELEASE: Court Finds the Forest Service Continues to Violate the Freedom of Information Act regarding the Wolf Creek Access Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/29/16 Denver, CO — The United States District Court of Colorado has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to conduct further searches for documents pertaining to the decision to approve a controversial land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. “[T]he Court sees no reason to excuse 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…

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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…

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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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Friends of Wolf Creek Win Reconsideration of the “Village” at Wolf Creek

The Friends of Wolf Creek celebrated a monumental victory on February 19, 2008. Culminating 16 months of legal wrangling, the U.S. Forest Service and developer Red McCombs agreed to go back to the drawing board and complete a fair and unbiased Environmental Impact Statement for the controversial development proposed at Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Judge Halts Proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek — No Construction to Occur Before Public’s Concerns Heard

Another Huge victory for the Friends of Wolf Creek! On Thursday Oct 4th, US District Court Judge John Kane halted billionaire developer Red McCombs’ plans to begin road construction to his controversial year-round resort development. Following Magistrate Judge David West’s June 6th recommendations, Judge Kane’s order identifies numerous potential flaws Read more…

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