Aquatic Nuisance Species

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS), plants and animals that invade lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams, pose an increasing threat to Colorado’s water resources. The major threat is from zebra and quagga mussels invading water bodies across the state. Other nuisance species include New Zealand mudsnails and rusty crayfish. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has an inspection protocol … Continue reading Aquatic Nuisance Species

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Photos to make you drool…a book about the last major free-flowing river in the American Southwest

Grab a drink, relax and get ready to enjoy some magnificent Colorado splendor in this latest release from Colorado photographer John Fielder. "Colorado's Yampa River, Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green" transports you to the state's northwest corner, home of the last major free-flowing river in the American Southwest's Colorado … Continue reading Photos to make you drool…a book about the last major free-flowing river in the American Southwest

From Reservoirs to Corduroy: Snowmaking at Winter Park Resort

By Fiona Smith During the 2013-2014 ski season, Colorado saw 12.6 million skier visits. The ski industry across the United States alone generated around $12.2 billion during the 2009-2010 season. What makes it tick? What lies beneath that fresh corduroy and is responsible for Arapahoe Basin’s October open dates? Snowmaking. According to Winter Park Resort’s … Continue reading From Reservoirs to Corduroy: Snowmaking at Winter Park Resort

Powerful new film “Warm Springs” tells story of boating on the Yampa River

It’s not everyday you get the experience of rafting through a powerful, Class IV rapid, on the peak of a free-flowing river’s annual runoff, in an epic water year. Although I’m not suggesting it's a replacement for the real thing, a new film from Steamboat Springs-based Rig to Flip has made it possible to vicariously … Continue reading Powerful new film “Warm Springs” tells story of boating on the Yampa River