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04.1.14

DOI/VISTA Volunteer: An Opportunity for Your Organization?

Has your non-profit “friends” group considered applying for a VISTA volunteer to work with your organization? The U.S. Department of Interior Volunteers in Service to America (DOI/VISTA) initiative offers full-time, college-trained volunteers to serve with sponsoring organizations. They write grants, recruit and train volunteers, interpret data, foster and nurture partnerships, … read more

12.9.13

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

09.9.13

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

02.4.13

Local Issues, National Context

A few weeks ago, we wrote a rather long post about The Conservation Center and the quandary they find themselves in: providing input to a much-needed revision of an old Resource Management Plan and fighting the sale of too many oil and gas leases, too close to productive agricultural lands … read more

12.19.12

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