ALERT – IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT AGAINST NEW THREATS TO BOULDER COUNTY AND COLORADO’S ENVIRONMENT!
SAVE OUR ST VRAIN VALLEY
Advocates for the environmental protection and conservation of the geologically unique and historic St. Vrain Valley, and its healthy development for residents, wildlife, visitors and future generations.
STAND WITH OUR ST VRAIN CREEK
Longmont Citizens defending our water. Massive redevelopment plans may be detrimental to the health of the creek, the surrounding riparian habitat, resident wildlife, and people’s enjoyment of a natural area. Longmont has lots of well-manicured city parks but only one “wild jewel of nature” running through the middle of our city. Let’s preserve and protect it!
IS CRESTONE MINING COMING TO A SITE NEAR YOU?
Learn more about fracking in Boulder County. Should Crestone Peak Resources be allowed to develop minerals under eastern Boulder County? Burrowing owls, wintering bald eagles and the threatened Preble's meadow jumping mouse could be among the animals impacted.
EXPANSION OF GROSS RESERVOIR
Denver Water is planning to increase the size of Gross Reservoir by increasing the height of the dam by 30 feet. Boulder has required that extra water be stored so that there can always be water for the fish downstream, but the plan is to let cold water out of the bottom of the dam. This water will be too cold to support the native fish.
PROTECT COLORADO WILDERNESS FROM RECREATIONAL SHOOTING
Right now, the Forest Service is being urged to recommend wilderness areas for recreational shooting. Although we often expect that wilderness areas will remain unchanged forever, that is a naïve notion inappropriate to our times. The cost of wilderness is constant vigilance and immediate action.
DO BIKES BELONG IN WILDERNESS AREAS?
No. But hikers and bikers must find a way to come together. A broad coalition of 133 conservation and wilderness organizations from across America have asked Congress “to reject an unprecedented call to amend the Wilderness Act to allow for the use of mountain bikes in designated Wilderness. A bill that would allow mountain bikes access to legally designated wilderness areas made its way out of the House Committee on Natural Resources in December 2017.
CITY OF BOULDER OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN