On November 6, 2014 the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is sponsoring a program on Living with Beavers, 7 to 8:30 pm, Community Room of the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, 29780 Highway 24, Buena Vista, Colorado. The program will be presented by Bill Goosmann a riparian ecologist who has managed statewide wetlands programs for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Bill will discuss techniques that can be used by both private landowners and public [...]
One-year, full-time AmeriCorps position as project coordinator will open mid-August.
Participants collect pledges based on the number of wild species found and recorded within a 24-hour period between Fri., May 10, and Sun., May 18.
Two stunning films with local, Salida connections will be screened as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014 on Thurs., April 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Salida Community Center. The event is a fundraiser and membership drive for the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, and includes 10 environmental and adventure films that showcase the earth’s beauty, challenges and work communities are doing.
The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas is hosting Voices of the Valley, an evening of poems and essays inspired by the natural landscape and water resources where we live and play today at 7 p.m. at The Book Haven in Salida. Colorado Central Magazine is a sponsor. Local author Andrea Jones will headline. Writers from Shavano Poets, the Chaffee Country Writers Exchange and middle-school literary contest winners will also read from their works. Free and open to the public.
The GBBC is open to anyone of any skill level and welcomes bird observations from any location, including backyards, national parks, gardens, wetlands, and urban landscapes.
Middle- and high-schoolers are invited to submit essays, poems or haikus by Thurs., Feb. 27, to be considered for Voices of the Valley, a literary event in March to raise awareness about local conservation work.
If you have ever wanted to experience deep Colorado powder, the last few days have been epic, and it’s still coming in.
We could lose this thing! Several mining claims astride the river threaten the ecosystem.
According to the latest state data, drilling and fracking operations led to 495 chemical spills in Colorado in 2013. Nearly a quarter of spills impacted groundwater or surface water, refuting the oil and gas industry assertion that drilling and fracking never pollutes water. The inaugural edition of the new Colorado Toxic Release Tracker from the Center for Western Priorities (CWP) details those spills and their impacts on Colorado’s land and water.
“The numbers show oil and gas operations were responsible for more than [...]
Students used proceeds made from their spring film festival, which screened their documentary “In the Main Stream,” connecting the Arkansas River with the community.
The Salida artists are partnering for a show benefiting the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas on Sat., Dec. 14, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Palace Hotel. One hundred miniature paintings from every season will be offered for $100, with 30 percent of proceeds going to the Land Trust. Larger paintings can be purchased through a silent auction. “We’re bringing in potential collectors, seeing the valley through our vision,” Been said.
Friends of Browns Canyon is very happy to announce that Senator Mark Udall introduced the
Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013 as S. 1794 in the United States Senate.
Imagine for a moment Western states with natural systems sustaining abundant, diverse wildlife and highly functioning watersheds. Verdant, vigorous grasses carpet rangelands in just the right amount. Erosion is diminished and springs once dry now flow toward full, shimmering streams. As an added bonus, landowners make good money. Welcome to the New Ranch, where land is managed according to nature’s model of restoring health. It’s a place open to collaboration and new ideas on how to reverse ecosystem decline. And Courtney White has been involved from the early days. White will speak at the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas fundraiser on Thurs., Dec. 5, at the Salida SteamPlant.
Congratulations to Tim Klco owner of Peak Solar Designs. His company made the Solar Power World top 250 solar contractors at number 175. Making the world a better place one watt at a time.
Keep dogs from getting in trouble with the law
High school students from around the state are invited to participate in a 4-day Youth Stewardship Summit at the Pickle Gulch Campground near Black Hawk, August 1-4. Transportation will be provided from meeting places including Salida. The outdoor Summit is hosted by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a statewide nonprofit that engages thousands of youth each year in outdoor volunteerism and leadership.
Steamboat Springs business utilizes state, federal funds to launch business
People in and around Chaffee County are seeing some amazing birds right now. You may have seen the Grebes down at the ramp in Salida, or a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak at your feeder. Let your neighbors know what you’ve seen in the comment fields below. Who knows, you may inspire another reader to start their own life list.
Nearly 70 volunteers and representatives from 15 partner groups attended the event and were recognized for their contributions volunteering on public lands.