Wolf Creek Pass

PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Groups Cheer Latest Court Decision Rejecting Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange

A federal appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to reinstate a land exchange rejected by a federal judge last year.

Forest Service Declines to Appeal Wolf Creek Decision

By: Erika Brown, Pagosa Daily Post May 14, 2018 The United States Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service has declined to appeal an Order issued last May by Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch setting aside decisions approving a land exchange that would provide necessary road access for the long-sought Read more…

Wolf Creek appeal declined

From: Alamosa Valley Courier May 12, 2018 DENVER — The United States Forest Service has declined to appeal an order issued last May by Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch nullifying the land exchange that would provide necessary road access for the long-sought Village at Wolf Creek development. The agency failed to 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

Court denies McCombs – again

Cites Forest Services’ failure to comply with NEPA, Endangered Species Act and lynx protections By: Missy Votel, The Durango Telegraph September 15, 2017 The Village at Wolf Creek could have been dealt the final blow this week. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Laying down the law: Conservationists score big win in battle against Village at Wolf Creek

By: Tracy Chamberlin, Durango Telegraph June 1, 2017 On one side of the courtroom sat lawyers for a coalition of conservation and environmental groups, including Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Wilderness Workshop and the Durango-based San Juan Citizens Alliance. On the other side were representatives of the 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…

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

Forest Service accused of “unlawful and piecemeal” review in lawsuit seeking to block village at Wolf Creek

By: Jason Blevins, The Denver Post September 30, 2016 A group of Southern Colorado conservationist and environmental groups on Friday fired the first volley in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of road access to a developer who has spent more than 30 years trying to develop a Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Extension granted in Wolf Creek lawsuit

By: Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times November 8, 2015 FARMINGTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service an extension on Monday to release documents related to a decision to exchange more than 200 acres of federally managed land at Wolf Read more…

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