SMA gets $10,000 for its San Miguel River work
Just how much water in the lower San Miguel is enough? Sheep Mountain Alliance hopes to have a minimum flow set in the lower Miguel to its confluence with the Dolores River in hopes of “protecting the riparian habitat” and threatened species of fish.
Read more at the Telluride Daily Planet here.
Emerald negotiations go on in Steamboat: City, Orton talk about purchase as GOCo grants time extension
There’s no news on a land buy yet, but city staff said Tuesday they’ve bought a little time in their negotiations with Lyman Orton about the potential purchase of 580 acres he owns on the north side of Emerald Mountain.
Read more from the Steamboat Pilot here.
Project seeks to undo damage to Fountain Creek
A project that could point the way to reversing decades of damage to Fountain Creek was launched Monday. After more than three years of effort by local, state and federal interests, the demonstration project in North Pueblo is designed to show how to control flooding, create wetlands and reduce erosion.
Read more from the Pueblo Chieftan here.
Sonnenberg questions wildlife land acquisitions: Division of Wildlife purchase could ding school districts; state taxpayers
The Colorado Division of Wildlife won approval last week from a panel of lawmakers to expand its real estate portfolio, leading one lawmaker to question whether the land acquisitions would end up shortchanging school districts on tax revenue–and costing the state money when it has to back-fill the funding.
Read more from the Journal-Advocate here.
Cities Provide More Than 1 Million Acres of Parkland; New Report Details Park Spending, Facilities, Use, and Trends
The 85 largest U.S. cities have more than 1.4 million acres of city parks, according to new data released today by The Trust for Public Land. The city park systems profiled in the report serve 58 million urban residents, offering 11,160 playgrounds, 9,167 ball diamonds, 1,349 swimming pools, 514 dog parks, and 400 public golf courses, among other facilities.
Read more from AScribe.org here.