Flaring of methane

The Future of Methane in Colorado

Colorado has long been a leader for the nation in finding policy solutions that strike the right balance between responsible energy development and protecting our clean air, clean water, and treasured lands.
July 29, 2016/by Ben Lerman

Rain Barrels: Everything You Need to Know

Rain barrels are officially legal in Colorado on August 10th!
July 29, 2016/by Ben Lerman

What Colorado’s Decision to Establish a “Public Lands Day” Means for the West and for the Nation

Colorado just became the first state in the nation to establish a day celebrating its parks, forests, and other public lands, passing a bipartisan bill that the governor just signed this past week.
May 20, 2016/by Ben Lerman

Rain barrels, check! What next?

The bill to legalize rain barrels has passed both chambers of the Colorado legislature and was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper this month!
May 17, 2016/by Ben Lerman

Who Said Latinos Are Not Environmentalists?

Whether it’s obvious or not, Latinos are conservationists and have been connected to madre tierra for generations.
April 27, 2016/by Ben Lerman


Over 90% of Coloradans participate in some form of outdoor recreation every year, and in 2012, Colorado’s national public lands hosted over 45 million visits.
April 1, 2016/by Ben Lerman
Colorado River headlines highlighting Colorado's water woes.

In the Name of Peace, Love, and Rain Barrels

It’s no secret that water is scarce and highly controversial in Colorado and across the western United States.
March 17, 2016/by Ben Lerman

Colorado May Pass First-in-the-Nation Bill Celebrating Our Public Lands

Americans love our rugged outdoor spaces, as demonstrated by the record number of people visiting national parks, the booming outdoor recreation industry...
March 3, 2016/by Ben Lerman
Rafters enjoying Colorado's rivers

Colorado’s Water Plan is Making a Splash

When I first heard about a state water plan, I was skeptical as to how useful it would be.
November 19, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Broncos & Birds

Our Conservation Colorado team scored a major touchdown on September 22, when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that Greater sage grouse do not need the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
October 2, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Continental Divide: Visit, Play, Protect

While the beauty of the Continental Divide proposal is undeniable, the quest to win permanent protection for these remaining unprotected lands of the White River National Forest has been hard fought.
August 20, 2015/by Ben Lerman

This is a tragedy. No doubt about that.

Headlines across Colorado and national outlets have spread this recent development far and wide; the Animas turned orange, and that’s a big problem.
August 13, 2015/by Ben Lerman