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Colorado Roadless Rule

Colorado Roadless Rule Goes Into Effect

The Colorado Independent | Troy Hooper | Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: A plan to manage some of Colorado's most prized forests went into effect on Tuesday, marking the end o...

Court Upholds Roadless Rule

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a rule prohibiting roads on nearly 50 million acres of land in national forests across the Uni...

New Roadless Rule Draft Draws Immediate Heat From Conservation Groups

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.14.2011 | Denver

The State of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service today announced yet another draft version of the controversial Colorado Roadless Rule (pdf) that has...

Colorado Should Follow Alaska's Precedent in Protecting Roadless Lands

Rachael and Nat Lopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rachael and Nat Lopes

Colorado's roadless areas hang in the balance, and with them the Colorado way of life, a $10 billion outdoor recreation economy, and some of the most iconic landscapes in the country.

Conservation Group Mounts Legal Challenge To Colo. Roadless Rule

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A prominent conservation group Tuesday simultaneously praised a U.S. district court ruling upholding Idaho's roadless rule and looked ahead to anticip...

Colorado Roadless Rule: It's Scientists Versus Politicians On State Exemption Issue

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Some key Colorado politicians seem to like the state's controversial roadless rule -- submitted last week to the Obama administration -- but a lot of ...

Wildfire Outbreaks Spark Debate Over Roads In National Parks

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate bet...