Gov. Hickenlooper’s Climate Plan Ignores West Elk Coal Mine Pollution

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ignores Colorado’s number one source of methane pollution ― the West Elk coal mine in Gunnison County. The governor’s Colorado Climate Plan is open for public comment through November 3, and High Country...
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40 Years of Saving Red Lady: It’s Not Over Yet!

Featured Photo: Brett Henderson Over HCCA’s 40 years of preserving Mt. Emmons from the threat of mining, the playing field has taken many different forms. The mining claims and water treatment plant have changed owners five times, but our objective has remained the...
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Public Lands Advocacy in the Gunnison Country

Featured Photo: Brett Henderson In the early 1980s, only a few years after being founded, HCCA expanded its work beyond keeping Mount Emmons mine-free—we teamed up with other stakeholders to successfully challenge a proposed timber sale on Kebler Pass. Since that...
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HCCA’s Water Program: Protecting the Upper Gunnison Basin for 26 Years

Featured Photo: Jeremy Wallace Whether it’s the snow we ski on in Red Lady bowl, the early season runoff that flushes Oh-Be-Joyful Creek, or water collected in our tiny cutthroat tributaries, these waters nourish our ecosystems here and downstream. As citizens of the...
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Seeking Volunteers For this year’s Paradise Cleanup!

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, HCCA will combine efforts with over twenty nonprofits, land management agencies, local ranchers, governments and businesses in this year’s Paradise Cleanup of the upper valleys. We all know of the impacts to our valleys from dispersed...
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Statement of Conservation Groups on Trump’s draft decision approving coal mining in roadless Colorado forest

DENVER, Colo. – Today, the Trump administration issued its final environmental review, proposing to approve Arch Coal’s application to expand West Elk’s coal mine leases into 1,700 acres of roadless wildlands in the Gunnison National Forest. The plan would green-light...
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HCCA Wildbird Party and Annual Board Elections

Save The Date! HCCA Wildbird Party and Annual Board Elections 145 Wildbird Lane     |     Thursday, September 21st     |     5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The HCCA board and staff cordially invites you to join us for a fall evening at Wildbird to celebrate our past successes and...
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ACTION ALERT: BLM and Arch Coal Propose to Shortchange Gunnison County Taxpayers

On August 3, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed to lower by 37.5% the royalty paid for certain coal produced from Arch Coal’s West Elk mine, located in Gunnison County. Fair royalties for coal mined on public lands help ensure that taxpayers and local...
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Watershed Management Planning: Add Your Voice!

Featured Photo: Lydia Stern   Stakeholder input is a crucial component of the watershed management planning process. In the East River Watershed, we’re asking YOU to provide input on how we can collaborate to manage our water resources. We want to learn more...
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Dutchman Creek: Flows for Fish

Imagine taking in the crisp air while listening to the soothing flows of a small and remote mountain stream. Do you see some fish swimming around with a greenish, brownish or even greyish color and a marble-like skin? Are there any red dots along the flanks that are...
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We'll see you there! ...

The 2017 Wilderness Gathering is taking place in Palisade on October 27th - 29th -- Click below to find out more information and register! www.cmc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?ID=39021

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