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

Celebrating Browns Canyon National Monument

As I head to Buena Vista this weekend for the official dedication of Browns Canyon National Monument, it is with a heart full of emotions.
July 18, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Public Lands Seizure in a Nutshell

Public land seizure has been making headlines in Colorado and across the West for years now, and lots of us aren’t quite sure what to make of it.
June 5, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Top 5 Weird Sage Grouse Facts

Our fifth and final year of Greater sage grouse lek tours is underway and we wanted to share some of the reasons this species is worth protecting.
April 3, 2015/by Ben Lerman
Jim Masure with his dog outside

Top 5 Sage Grouse Tour Photo Tips

Conservation Colorado’s Greater Sage Grouse “lek” Tours offer photographers a unique opportunity to capture very special inhabitants of our earth
March 24, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Victory on Browns Canyon!

Last month’s designation of Browns Canyon National Monument was a tremendous victory for conservation and for Coloradans.
February 27, 2015/by Ben Lerman

Victory on Hermosa Creek!

Here in Southwestern Colorado, we are celebrating the recent passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act with some backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and fly fishing.
January 30, 2015/by Ben Lerman