Thank you for a fabulous Red Lady Ball!

To Our Wonderful Community, High Country Conservation Advocates would like to thank everyone who came out to the 41st Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball. Every year, this event never fails to get redder and better…thank you to everyone in the community who helped make...
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The Red Lady Ball is almost here! Pre-bid on the Silent Auction today!

It's almost time to break out your best red dress, duds and dancing shoes to join High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) for the 41st Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball featuring Pimps of Joytime on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Eldo in Crested Butte. The Pimps...
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Headwater Headlines: Rights for our Rivers

In an age where our creeks are over-appropriated and water users are competing for resources, streams can be dried up by diversions, leaving fisheries and macroinvertebrate communities in a tough spot. One way to protect these ecosystems is to appropriate water for...
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The Lay of the (Public) Land–An Update

We’re not going to mince words. 2017 was a tough year for public lands. From executive attacks on national monuments to the approval of coal mine expansions locally, it’s been an uphill battle to conserve and protect the lands and wildlife that mean so much to us and...
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Headwater Headlines: what we do affects our friends downstream

When contemplating the “snowmaggedon” we were experiencing last January to current conditions, it’s easy to be concerned about our snowpack. Earlier this month the Gunnison River Basin’s snowpack was 35% of normal and ranked the lowest on record for this time of year....
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Court Order Fails to Halt Colorado Coal Mine Expansion in Roadless Forest

A federal judge last Thursday denied an emergency request from conservation groups to halt coal mine exploration that could result in bulldozing two miles of road and constructing three well pads in roadless wildlands on the Gunnison National Forest. St. Louis-based...
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HCCA Challenges Gunnison County Coal Mine

If you care about public lands, climate change, or follow the work of High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA), you know that we’ve been fighting to stop expansion of the West Elk coal mine into Gunnison National Forest roadless lands for almost a decade. On Friday,...
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Forest Planning Impacts You: Comment by Friday 12/8

What do you see out in the national forest? Tell the Forest Service what you think about the conditions you see and what should change in the revised Forest Plan. Photo: Lydia Stern The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest launched revision of...
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Happy Thanksgiving from HCCA!

Featured Photo: Lydia Stern Fresh snow, colorful sunrises, shortening days…the changing of the seasons seemed to come quickly this year, but it always brings a time of reflection. Looking back on this year, we were faced with serious new challenges and threats to our...
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Report finds that flaring methane is safe, achievable and feasible

Raven Ridge Resources, Inc. recently analyzed methane emissions data from the West Elk coal mine and concluded it would be safe, technologically achievable, and economically feasible to flare the mine’s methane that is currently emitted through West Elk’s methane...
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