A Canada lynx lumbers across Purgatory Resort Screenshot of video taken by Airrick Hix

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild February 9, 2017 Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it was exciting, for others frightening, and for all, 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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PRESS RELEASE: Court Orders Forest Service to Disclose Documents on Wolf Creek Pass Decision

Denver, CO — The United States District Court of Colorado has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to fully disclose documents pertaining to its decision to approve a controversial land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. The Court ruled that the Forest Service did not search for public records, Read more…

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

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

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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Art for the Endangered Landscape: Honoring Wolf Creek 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10 am to 5pm, Wolf Creek Ski Area Painters, poets and musicians will converge on Wolf Creek Pass, Saturday June 20, 2015 for an all day celebration of the Art for the Endangered Landscape: Honoring Wolf Creek 2015. This Art Day will be an opportunity for Read more…

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