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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

It Takes a Village

By: Tracy Chamberlin April 6, 2015 With just a couple more details and some attached documents, developers who first envisioned the Village at Wolf Creek are one step closer to making it a reality. Recently, the U.S. Forest Service officially released what are called Objection Responses, one of the final Read more…

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…

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…

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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

Colorado Court of Appeals Rejects Appeal by Wolf Creek Developers

In another key strategic victory for the Friends of Wolf Creek, on September 20th, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the decision by District Court Judge O. John Kuenhold, overturning the plat approval by the Mineral County Commissioners for the proposed Village at Wolf Creek. Colorado Wild and the San Read more…

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