Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado Comes to Carbondale

Oct 14, 2019
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Conservation Colorado, a statewide environmental group, recently opened an office in Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with community organizer Erin Riccio, about why the group made the move.

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On Friday, September 20, hundreds of students, teachers and concerned citizens gathered in Sopris Park for the climate strike organized by 350 Roaring Fork in conjunction with other strikes around the world. Speakers included Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Arn Menconi, and local students. For audio of these speeches, click here.

Secretary Zinke


It was announced last week that a Colorado national monument under review should remain intact. The news was not, however, received with praise by everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh received a comment from Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado.

Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado, says funding shortages and privatization schemes are the biggest threats national parks face, as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service is celebrated August 25th. Thanks to KGNU Community Radio for sharing this audio with KDNK.