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Red Lady Update

Red Lady Update

Historic mining in our mountains, and on Red Lady in particular, has left a legacy of acid mine drainage in the Upper Gunnison Basin. In our own backyard, the Standard...

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Update on Proposed Flowback/Produced Water Pits in the North Fork

Update on Proposed Flowback/Produced Water Pits in the North Fork

Update on Proposed Flowback/Produced Water Pits in the North Fork Friday February 20, 2015 the Gunnison County Planning Commission will likely make a decision on...

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HCCA Calling Forest Service and US Energy to Safeguard Community’s Watershed

HCCA Calling Forest Service and US Energy to Safeguard Community’s Watershed

HCCA Calling Forest Service and US Energy to Safeguard Community’s Watershed A follow-up letter submitted last month called on Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout to...

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HCCA supports local instream flow appropriations

HCCA supports local instream flow appropriations

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about instream flows and what they mean for our environment. In January High Country Conservation Advocates was able to support several...

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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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Join us for the monthly “Environmental Possibilities Series” a partnership with Western State Colorado University

Join us for the monthly “Environmental Possibilities Series” a partnership with Western State Colorado University

Kicking off in December 2014,  HCCA is pleased to partner with the Western State Colorado University (WSCU) School of Environment and Sustainability to offer the...

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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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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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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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