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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Headwater Headlines: HCCA Water Quality Updates

What's happening in the water world? Check out our latest "Headwater Headlines" to learn more about HCCA's latest water quality updates. Photo: Lydia Stern Cool Streams for Cutthroat  When we think of protecting water quality, we typically think of cleaning up...
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Upcoming Opportunities to Support Gunnison County Public Lands

Have you been following ongoing efforts to build a more sustainable, long-term vision for Gunnison County’s public lands? If you’re like us, you care deeply about balancing the rapid growth we’re witnessing with conservation to protect local lands, waters and...
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We’ll see you this Sunday for “Dinner at the Depot”!

Please Join HCCA this Sunday for “Dinner at the Depot” 40th Anniversary Celebration featuring W Mitchell Sunday, July 30th, 5 p.m. The Depot, 716 Elk Avenue This summer’s Dinner at the Depot (HCCA’s annual membership meeting) will combine with a celebration of 40...
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Forest Planning Community Meeting This Thursday in Gunnison

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) and Gunnison County are co-hosting a public open house to discuss Forest Plan revision. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 27 in Gunnison at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center (275 S....
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Last Chance to Comment on Gunnison Coal Mine Expansion

We’re just days away from the deadline for submitting comments on the proposed expansion of the West Elk Coal Mine in Gunnison County. Have you weighed in yet? The Forest Service is accepting comments until July 24 on Arch Coal’s proposal to lease 1,700 acres of...
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Announcing the release of “Stranger to the Woods”

Photo by Lydia Stern High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) is very pleased to announce the release of Stranger to the Woods, a children’s book written by board member Sue Navy with beautiful color illustrations by local artist Suzanne Pierson. Stranger to the...
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The Future of Coal in Gunnison County

A drive over Kebler Pass is a rewarding trip for Gunnison Valley residents and visitors alike. The expansive views of the West Elk Mountains, with their iconic aspen forests, have inspired many to heed the call of the wild. HCCA staff members did just that last week,...
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Trump pushes coal mining in Gunnison National Forest days after repudiating Paris climate agreement

Forest Service Pushes to Mine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More than 17 Million Tons of Coal   Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, the Trump administration on June 8 pushed ahead with plans for...
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