Join the Rally for Wildlife

Sat. March 16 at Buck Berlaimont

Join Wilderness Workshop for a march, followed by a panel discussion and community town hall with wildlife experts and concerned citizens, led by State Senator Kerry Donovan and State Representative Dylan Roberts.

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Fireside Chat with The Access Fund

Jan. 17 In Aspen

Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday January 17 at the Mountain Chalet, 333 E. Durant Ave., Aspen for a discussion around "Our Public Lands At Risk" with Erik Murdock and Chris Winters of The Access Fund. Donation requested at door.

Appeal Of BLM-Wexner Land Swap Near Carbondale In Judge's Hands

A court case challenging the exchange of public lands on the lower slopes of Mount Sopris to a private landholder for the Sutey Ranch north of Carbondale is in a judge's hands.

Colorado Wild Public Lands Inc. made its final argument Aug. 20 to try to convince a federal judge to nullify the land swap by the Bureau of Land Management with Leslie and Abigail Wexner. The judge's decision could come any day.

Read the full article by Scott Condon in the November 4 issue of the Aspen Times.

Sutey Management Plan Environmental Assessment Comments Due Nov. 5

The Sutey Management Plan Environmental Assessment comments are due today, Monday November 5. The BLM's preferred Alternative 1 provides the most wildlife protection and that is the alternative we are encouraging the Agency to implement.

Email your comments to blm_co_sutey_haines_rmpa@blm.gov or mail to BLM, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652, Attn: Sutey/Haines Management Plan.

See COWPL's letter at: Sutey EA Response 110118

Take Action to Defend NEPA

Comments Due August 20

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is our bedrock environmental protection statute. It is the law that gives the public the right to have input on federal actions. We are preparing comments in response to proposed changes that would minimize these opportunities. We encourage your participation by reviewing the information and submitting comments. Click here for more details. Note that the comment period is extended to August 20, 2018.

See the following DRAFT response letter for talking points: CEQ regs ANPR comm DRAFT 7-18. If you would like to sign on to the letter please email us at .

Blue Valley Proposed Land Exchange EIS & Comments Submitted

The proposed Blue Valley land exchange would privatize 15 linear miles of river frontage on the Blue River, a Gold Medal trout stream, just north of Silverthorne. In June, we submitted comments on the BLM's draft Environmental Impact Statement expressing our concern about loss of public access, riverfront parcels, public land with high natural resource values, and questions of land valuations. Read the comments COWPL submitted at 2018 BVR DEIS COWPL Comments 062218.

See more about the proposed land exchange and the draft EIS on the BLM's website.