Public Meeting to Introduce La Garita Hills Management Plan by the Forest Service and the BLM
The Rio National Forest and SLV Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input for their new management proposal for 190,000 acres of public lands in the western SLV.
An initial meeting is set for Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2 to 6 pm at the Saguache Public Lands Office in Saguache, Colorado. For more information on this meeting click here.
To view the project proposal and methods for comment click here.
Chris Canaly featured in Nature Conservancy Magazine Article
SLV Ecosystem Council Director Christine Canaly is featured in an in-depth article about water exportation proposals that were promoted for the San Luis Valley in the 1980's and 90's. Also mentioned are local park-star Fred Bunch and farmer/food entrepeneur Greg Gosar.
OIL and GAS ALERT
April 30, 2013- 1st Liberty has abandoned commercial development for their exploratory well on Old Woman's Creek near Del Norte. They drilled to 9000 feet below surface and then conducted non-lateral fracking. The appraisal of data resulted in the decision that the well would not produce commercially and procedures are now underway to seal and cap the well. !st Liberty Enterprises has no other plans to drill in the San Luis Valley at this time. Click here for a news link