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Wading in the Water

Wading in the Water

Wading in the Water is a local perspective on water brought to you by High Country Conservation Advocates and KBUT Community Radio. Water has always been a...

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Schaefer Creek Flows Permanently Protected

Schaefer Creek Flows Permanently Protected

In 2015, HCCA joined forces with Western Resource Advocates to defend a contested instream flow appropriation for Schaefer Creek in Water Division 4. We were able to...

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Environmental  and Irrigation Infrastructure Inventory

Environmental and Irrigation Infrastructure Inventory

In April, HCCA agreed to participate as a member of an ad hoc committee formed by the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGRWCD) to determine how to...

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Freeport/MEMC Terminates All Proposed Mine Plans on Mt. Emmons

Freeport/MEMC Terminates All Proposed Mine Plans on Mt. Emmons

Freeport/MEMC Also Announces Intention to Submit Plan for Water Treatment Plant and a Reclamation Bond for the Plant 2016 is continuing to be an unprecedented year in...

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SAVE RED LADY: Ending the Threat of Mining Red Lady Once and for All

SAVE RED LADY: Ending the Threat of Mining Red Lady Once and for All

For the first time ever, the owner of all the mineral properties on Red Lady has stated its intent to dispose of these interests, which is a critical step for ending...

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ACTION ALERT: Protect Gunnison National Forest Roadless Lands from Bulldozing

ACTION ALERT: Protect Gunnison National Forest Roadless Lands from Bulldozing

High Country Conservation Advocates is asking you to comment on proposed coal leases that would allow Arch Coal to construct roads, drill pads and climate-polluting...

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Congratulations to RED LADY # 39

Congratulations to RED LADY # 39

Congratulations to RED LADY 39, Suzanne Pierson. Thanks for a GREAT Ball! We thank everyone who came out to celebrate the 39th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball on March...

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Red Lady Update-MOU Approved

Red Lady Update-MOU Approved

Red Lady News HCCA is pleased to share that Friday, February 26, 2016 and Tuesday, March 1, 2016 the Crested Butte Town Council and Gunnison County approved...

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Take Action: Support Town Council’s Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding

Take Action: Support Town Council’s Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Jerry’s Gym (507 Maroon Avenue) the Crested Butte Town Council will hold a Special Town Council meeting with public discussion...

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Instream Flow Protections Proposed on Brush Creek and Coal Creek

Instream Flow Protections Proposed on Brush Creek and Coal Creek

On January 27th, High Country Conservation Advocates submitted formal recommendations to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) urging the CWCB to appropriate...

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USFS Proposes 120,000 Acres of Timber Management on GMUG

USFS Proposes 120,000 Acres of Timber Management on GMUG

The Forest Service on February 5, 2016, released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the Spruce Beetle Epidemic and...

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Red Lady Update: Breaking News

Red Lady Update: Breaking News

Progress Made Towards a Properly Funded Water Treatment Plant and a Permanent Mine-Free Red Lady. High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) is pleased to share an...

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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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