Ready, set, …RMP!

Inspiring people to stay involved in the development of a Resource Management Plan (RMP) can be one of the toughest—and most important—undertakings for conservation groups in the Friends Grassroots Network. Staff and volunteers with the Western Slope Conservation Center recently organized an RMP Info + Action Meeting in Paonia, CO, … read more


Guest Blog: National Conservation Areas Offer a Vision for Colorado’s Grand Valley

Having grown-up in the southeast, surrounded by mostly private land or pay-to-play recreation opportunities, I can vividly remember the first time I rode Rustler’s, Mary’s Loop, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s Loop back in 2008. Those springtime pedal strokes ushered in more than just miles of smiles. They brought with them … read more


Successful Step for Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Marking a huge milestone in an 18-month organizing effort, Western Slope Conservation Center and an array of local stakeholders in the Paonia, CO region have successfully asked the local BLM office to analyze and include their “North Fork Alternative” in the region’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) process. BLM staff agreed … read more


Advocates and Ambassadors: Western Slope Conservation Center, Paonia, CO

For 35 years, the Western Slope Conservation Center has been at the forefront of recycling programs, river restoration projects, responsible coal mining, natural gas issues, organizing hundreds of public events and outings, sustaining more than a decade of water quality sampling, and stewarding public lands throughout Colorado’s North Fork of … read more


Colorado Canyons Association Wins Big!

  The Colorado Canyons Association was recently awarded a $23,000 multiple-year National Conservation Lands Science Grant from the Bureau of Land Management. One of only 16 projects selected from a national pool of applications, the CCA will create a citizen science program in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (just outside of … read more


Calling all Runners: Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Turn your run into an opportunity to protect our National Conservation Lands! We’re partnering with runners around the country to help make sure we protect some of our most treasured public lands. Join The Conservation Lands Foundation’s Team for the Colfax Marathon in Denver On May 19, 2013! Don’t want … read more


You Could Find Yourself…

… in the midst of revising a Resource Management Plan and contending with the sale of oil and gas leases. This is the situation in Colorado for Friends Grassroots Network member NFRIA-WSERC Conservation Center (The Conservation Center). [update note: since this post was written, the group has changed it’s name … read more