35-Well Master Development Proposal for Gunnison County Public Lands

Gunnison Energy proposes to drill up to 35 gas wells from four new well pads and one existing well pad and to construct access roads and gas pipelines in Gunnison and Delta counties. Construction and development activities are anticipated to begin in late spring or...
Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! HCCA is honored to host THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT for the 40th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball!

The moment we have all been waiting for is here!  High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) is beyond excited to host the String Cheese Incident (SCI) Winter Carnival for the 40th Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball.  Mark your calendars for Friday, March 10, 2017 to...
Read More

Obama Administration Signs Death Warrant for Colorado Roadless Forest, Jump-Starts Trump’s Attack on Climate

For Immediate Release Friday, December 16, 2016   Matt Reed, High Country Conservation Advocates | matt@hccacb.org | 303.505.9917 Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians | jnichols@wildearthguardians.org | 303.437.7663 Nathaniel Shoaff, Sierra Club |...
Read More

ACTION ALERT: North Fork Coal and Obama’s Climate Legacy

A land of immense beauty, the sunset roadless area faces the imminet threat of coal mining.  Photo: Brett Henderson   Dear Friends, On December 19th the Forest Service intends to issue its final rule opening the door to coal mining across 19,700 acres of roadless...
Read More

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...
Read More

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,...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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