ENVIRONMENT http://kvnf.org en BLM Seeks Comment On Gunnison Sage-Grouse http://kvnf.org/post/blm-seeks-comment-gunnison-sage-grouse <p>It is estimated there are 4,800 Gunnison sage-grouse left. The largest population of the species, about 4,000 birds, inhabits the Gunnison Basin.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bureau of Land Management</span><a href="http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/newsroom/2014/blm_begins_public.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"> wants the public to help it identify</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conservation measures to protect the sage-grouse on federal lands in Colorado and Utah.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:37:43 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29143 at http://kvnf.org BLM Seeks Comment On Gunnison Sage-Grouse No Roundup Of Wild Horses For Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/no-roundup-wild-horses-colorado <p>The Bureau of Land Management will not be having a roundup of Colorado wild horses this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:37:11 +0000 Jake Ryan 28904 at http://kvnf.org No Roundup Of Wild Horses For Colorado Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea http://kvnf.org/post/well-ill-be-un-dammed-colorado-river-briefly-reached-sea For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime.<p>The river starts in the Rocky Mountains, and for more than 1,400 miles, it wends its way south. Along the way it's dammed and diverted dozens of times, to cities and fields all over the American West. Tens of millions of people depend on the river as a water source.<p>By the time the Colorado River reaches the U.S.-Mexico border, only 10 percent of it is left. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:39:02 +0000 NPR Staff 28840 at http://kvnf.org Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea Deer Populations Continue To Decline http://kvnf.org/post/deer-populations-continue-decline <p></p><p>Mule Deer populations across Colorado and specifically western Colorado are continuing to decline.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:40:01 +0000 Jake Ryan 28811 at http://kvnf.org Deer Populations Continue To Decline Seeing Driling, Fracking Up Close http://kvnf.org/post/seeing-driling-fracking-close <p class="p1">The word “fracking” has come to mean drilling in general for oil and gas-- and a major concern for communities and environmentalists in Colorado and elsewhere.In reality the process of hydraulic fracturing is a specialized procedure used to create cracks in shale deposits thousands of feet underground which in turn releases trapped natural gas. &#160;There are hundreds of fracked wells in Garfield County. Often you can see them from the highway. &#160;Recently Aspen Public Radio got a tour of a fracking operation run by WPX Energy near Parachute.<p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:01:01 +0000 Elise Thatcher 28554 at http://kvnf.org EPA Wants Western Input On Changes To 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule http://kvnf.org/post/epa-wants-western-input-changes-waters-us-rule <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:20:51 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28061 at http://kvnf.org EPA Wants Western Input On Changes To 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule Local Motion: Geologist Explains Why Grand Mesa Is Prone To Slide http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-geologist-explains-why-grand-mesa-prone-slide <p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Laura Palmisano 27502 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Geologist Explains Why Grand Mesa Is Prone To Slide Local Motion: North Fork Representatives Travel to DC to Thank BLM, Elected Officials http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-north-fork-representatives-travel-dc-thank-blm-elected-officials <p>North Fork residents Jim Ramey, Alexis Halbert and Ty Gilespie discuss their recent trip to Washington DC.&nbsp; They were part of the delegation that met with officials about the North Fork Alternative plan,&nbsp; a community-based plan which aims to protect North Fork’s public lands from oil and gas development.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:57:03 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 26705 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: North Fork Representatives Travel to DC to Thank BLM, Elected Officials Local Motion: How to be a Plastivist http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-how-be-plastivist <p>Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.&nbsp;</p><p><span><span>Learn about this growing environmental movement from </span>local experts and activists including:&nbsp; </span></p><p><span>Carol Kwiatkowski of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange</span> (TEDX)</p><p><span>Joanna Calabrese of the Pick Up America and the Western Slope&nbsp; Conservation Center</span></p><p><span>Carolyn Yates, O-waste activist</span></p><p><span>Don Holt of Don's market</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 25004 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: How to be a Plastivist Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-sustainability-future-energy <p>Cyn Holder speaks with <span class="userContent">Dr Michael Soule, Elaine Brett and community members about&nbsp; sustainability, coal and climate change.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:49:34 +0000 Ali Lightfoot 22145 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy