Forest Plans http://krcc.org en Poll Shows 77% of Coloradoans Support Proposed Browns Canyon Designation http://krcc.org/post/poll-shows-77-coloradoans-support-proposed-browns-canyon-designation <p>A poll released Tuesday shows many Coloradoans&nbsp;support designating Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a national monument. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://conservationco.org/admin/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Browns-Canyon-Final-Report1.pdf" target="_blank">poll</a> released by Conservation Colorado comes on the eve of a scheduled legislative hearing by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Parks.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:11:58 +0000 Dana Cronin 22324 at http://krcc.org Poll Shows 77% of Coloradoans Support Proposed Browns Canyon Designation US Forest Service Extends Waldo Canyon Closure http://krcc.org/post/us-forest-service-extends-waldo-canyon-closure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forest Service land closed due to the Waldo Canyon Fire will remain restricted for some time. </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:28:54 +0000 Tucker Hampson 19933 at http://krcc.org US Forest Service Extends Waldo Canyon Closure Upper Monument Creek Mitigation Informational Meetings http://krcc.org/post/upper-monument-creek-mitigation-informational-meetings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Area residents looking for more information on a planned wildfire mitigation project in the Upper Monument Creek area are invited to public meetings.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p>The proposed mitigation project on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests looks to treat about 25,000 acres of land in El Paso, Douglas, and Teller counties.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:45:09 +0000 Tucker Hampson 19678 at http://krcc.org Upper Monument Creek Mitigation Informational Meetings Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal http://krcc.org/post/browns-canyon-subject-national-monument-wilderness-area-proposal <p></p><p>Senator Mark Udall is expected in Chaffee County today to unveil new proposed legislation that looks to declare Browns Canyon a national monument and wilderness area. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Arkansas River runs through Browns Canyon, and if passed, the bill would declare 22,000 acres of land from Nathrop to Salida a national monument and an additional 10,500 acres as protected wilderness.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:38:55 +0000 Maggie Spencer 12145 at http://krcc.org Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal Touring Colorado's First Biomass Power Plant http://krcc.org/post/touring-colorados-first-biomass-power-plant <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">Colorado’s first biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum recently, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 7497 at http://krcc.org Touring Colorado's First Biomass Power Plant