CBMBA Fat Biking Proposal Comment Letter

We thank CBMBA for sharing this proposal with us ahead of the comment period and sitting down to discuss it. We look forward to continuing such conversations throughout and beyond this process so we can work together to achieve results that are protective of wildlife...
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Red Lady Update: Ballot Issue 2A Passes

November 9, 2016--Yet another event in an already unprecedented year of progress towards a permanently mine-free Mt. Emmons happened Tuesday, November 8, 2016 with the passing of Ballot Issue 2A.  After 39 years of tireless effort to permanently protect Mt. Emmons,...
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Action Alert: Last Chance to Comment on the Future of the North Fork

Last Chance to Comment on the Future of the North Fork   Natural gas development in Gunnison County's Upper North Fork Valley. The deadline for commenting on the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office (UFO) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) is Tuesday, November 1. The...
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Red Lady Update: Information About Ballot Issue 2A

Dear Friends, This year has been unprecedented in progress towards a permanently mine-free Mt. Emmons.  At the headwaters of the Town of Crested Butte’s municipal watershed and rising up from the western flank of Town, this iconic mountain, endearingly known as Red...
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Forest Plan Revision – We’re Looking for a Few Good Activists

High Country Conservation Advocates has a rare opportunity to protect, restore and significantly expand diverse wildlands across three National Forests in western Colorado. In early 2017 the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) will be...
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The BLM Needs to Hear From You: Lend Your Voice to Resource Planning in the Upper North Fork

Human-made geographic boundary lines often have a funny way of not making sense. Take the BLM-administered lands of the Gunnison Country. The BLM Gunnison Field Office oversees public lands in parts of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache and Montrose Counties. But did you...
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Statement of High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) in Support of Ballot Resolution and Memorandum of Intent Aimed at Preventing Mining on Mt. Emmons

High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) is pleased to support another significant step in the community’s 39-year long effort to Save Red Lady (also known as Mt. Emmons). On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Crested Butte Town Council will consider Resolution 27,...
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Red Lady Summer and Last Week in Review

Throughout the summer, High Country Conservation Advocates has continued our non-stop efforts to ensure a mine-free Mt. Emmons and a protected Coal Creek.  As many of you know, Mt. Emmons is the iconic mountain just west of Crested Butte that locals endearingly call...
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Welcome HCCA’s New Executive Director: Brett Henderson

The board and staff of High Country Conservation Advocates are extremely happy to announce one of our own, Brett Henderson, as HCCA’s new Executive Director.  Brett started at HCCA in September 2010 as an Administrator and Outreach Coordinator, and became HCCA’s...
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HCCA's 40th Year Anniversary: Please fill out our Survey

As HCCA starts to look into its 40th year as the sole environmental advocacy organization of the Gunnison Valley, we would love to hear from our members on what issues are most important to you, and what you would like us to do more or less of. It is because of our...
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I first came to Crested Butte in 1979; My purpose was to help the newly-formed HCCA oppose a mine on Red Lady. Since then HCCA has led the way in defining and protecting an attractive as opposed to an extractive economy. In the place of tons of ore, HCCA has made our valley’s main export environmental beauty and integrity.

Rod Nash

Author, Wilderness and the American Mind