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…

Wolf Creek Pass

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…

FOIA

Wolf Creek Update – Our FOIA Case

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild In its January 5 Order, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of District Court and declared that the contractor files didn’t count as “agency records” subject to a FOIA request since the Forest Service had not supervised Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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: 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

PRESS RELEASE: Opening Brief Filed in Lawsuit to Keep Wolf Creek Pass Wild

For Immediate Release: 9/30/16 Contacts: Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-579-5162 Travis Stills, Attorney, Energy and Conservation Law, 970-375-9231 Denver, Colorado – A coalition of conservation organizations filed an opening brief yesterday in the United States District Court of Colorado as part of their lawsuit to stop a controversial land exchange on Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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…

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