Base of Alberta lift at Wolf Creek Ski area, near original site of proposed ski village. Courtesy: Jeremiah Larocco

Glitz and Glamour at Wolf Creek?

By: Erika Brown, Communications Manager, San Juan Citizens Alliance January 18, 2017 “It is, Pitch is most proud to say, the antithesis of the glitz and glamor he sees across Colorado’s ski country.” Seth Boster1 If you rely on sipping on a pumpkin latte before donning your heated boots and 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

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…

Painter Rita Roberts at work on location.- photo by David Montgomery

Artists Plan Timberline Event on Wolf Creek Pass

Painters, writers, musicians and outdoor enthusiasts will convene on Wolf Creek Pass, Saturday June 20, 2015 for an all day celebration of the Art for the Endangered Landscape Project (AEL): Honoring Wolf Creek. The Art Day will be an opportunity for artists and outdoor enthusiasts of all persuasions to honor the beauty 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

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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