A Lifetime of Living Off The Land

Nov 7, 2016
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In this Of Life & Land episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with life-long Montezuma County resident Wade Wilson to discuss his family's history in the area, and his hopes and concerns for the future of the agricultural heritage and open spaces of southwest Colorado.

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In this episode of Of Life & Land, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ryan Brown, whose family has been in the Mancos Valley for over one hundred years, about his family history and why conservation of their ranch property was an important step in honoring and preserving that history.

Local legislators did not garner good grades from Conservation Colorado for their votes this year. On Thursday, the environmental nonprofit released its “2016 Colorado Legislative Conservation Scorecard,” an annual look at how each legislator voted on key environmental and energy bills.

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Marilyn Colyer is a woman who has spent her life living and exploring in the La Plata Mountains and learning about the diversity of plants and animals there along the way. KSJD's Tom Yoder visited with her and her three dogs at her ranch near Echo Basin to hear about how her life was shaped by her experiences in the Mancos Valley and the mountains of the area, and why she decided to conserve her land for future generations to enjoy.