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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.

The BLM Master Leasing Plan: What Is At Stake

Mar 14, 2016
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The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of developing a Master Leasing Plan for development in southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, West Slope Field Manager with Conservation Colorado, about what is at stake in this planning process, and how you can get involved.