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Please Support Efforts to Protect the White River National Forest from Oil and Gas Development

Please Support Efforts to Protect the White River National Forest from Oil and Gas Development

Earlier this month, the White River National Forest released its proposed new oil and gas leasing plan.  The plan would protect key parts of the Forest from future...

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Protecting Water Quality in Coal Creek

Protecting Water Quality in Coal Creek

We are excited to share one of our recent wins in our continuing effort to protect Coal Creek, the stream that flows through the heart of Crested Butte. Beginning in...

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Sign on to support Instream Flows in the Colorado Water Plan

Sign on to support Instream Flows in the Colorado Water Plan

Dear Supporter – Please consider signing HCCA’s comment letter to Governor Hickenlooper on the importance of protecting instream flows in the Colorado Water...

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Introducing the “Environmental Possibilities Series” a partnership with Western State Colorado University

Introducing the “Environmental Possibilities Series” a partnership with Western State Colorado University

Kicking off in December at Rumors Coffee and Tea House (414 Elk Ave.), HCCA is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Western State Colorado University (WSCU)...

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Stay the course for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Stay the course for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Dear Community, The long-anticipated decision on the status of the Gunnison sage-grouse has been made. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

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Mark your Calendars – Red Lady Ball 2015 Announced! 38th Annual Red Lady Ball will go “Crested Butte Vintage”

Mark your Calendars – Red Lady Ball 2015 Announced! 38th Annual Red Lady Ball will go “Crested Butte Vintage”

High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) today announced the date and theme for the 38th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball. Taking place Saturday, March 14th at The Eldo...

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Conservation and the Colorado Water Plan

Conservation and the Colorado Water Plan

In May of 2013, Governor Hickenlooper charged the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) with creating the first ever Colorado Water Plan (CWP). The overarching goal...

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Addressing Heavy Metal Contamination in the Coal Creek Watershed

Addressing Heavy Metal Contamination in the Coal Creek Watershed

Although it might be common knowledge that there are heavy metals in the Coal Creek Watershed, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact source of these contaminants. What part...

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NEPA: Our Basic Environmental Charter

NEPA: Our Basic Environmental Charter

In November 2014, the Bureau of Land Management is expected to release for public review and comment the Bull Mountain Master Development Plan Environmental Impact...

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Julie Nania Informing on instream flows – pt. 2

Julie Nania Informing on instream flows – pt. 2

To read Part One, click here. Instream Flow Q & A Session: Part Two Q: A long-time HCCA member recently wrote us about Coal Creek, asking why someone could “dry up”...

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Gunnison Public Lands Initiative: A Diverse Community Stakeholder Effort

Gunnison Public Lands Initiative: A Diverse Community Stakeholder Effort

You’ve likely heard the statistic that nearly 80% of the land in Gunnison County is public.  This statistic is tangible as it allows us to have high-quality access to...

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Court Strikes Down Loophole Allowing Road Construction for Coal Mines in Colorado Backcountry

Court Strikes Down Loophole Allowing Road Construction for Coal Mines in Colorado Backcountry

Order finalizes a June decision finding U.S. Forest Service failed to account for climate impacts Gunnison County, CO— A federal court overturned a coal mine expansion...

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HCCA's Mission

High Country Conservation Advocates protects the health and natural beauty of the land, rivers, and wildlife in and around Gunnison County now and for future generations.

 

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High Country Conservation Advocates | P.O. Box 1066 | Crested Butte, CO 81224 | 970.349.7104

 

We are so grateful to High Country Citizens’ Alliance for their decades-long commitment to keeping this place special. Special then, special now, and special for those who aren’t here yet.

-Sue and Pat Wallace, Crested Butte

Thank you for your ongoing vigilance to protect Red Lady…. HCCA has been the leader in this effort for so many years and I am grateful for your endless commitment and passion!

-Gail Burford, Crested Butte

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