environment

Arguably no figure looms larger than John Muir in the history of America's national parks. His writings and contributions are widely regarded as the founding ethos of environmentalism in the U.S., including by one of the country's oldest environmental groups, the Sierra Club.

But amid the nationwide reappraisal of racist monuments, the Sierra Club said Wednesday that "it's time to take down some of our own monuments," including of its founder, Muir.

Austin Cope

The Navajo Nation, the All Pueblo Council of Governors, and conservation groups are supporting legislation that would make permanent a moratorium on new oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Austin Cope

This weekend's Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival has brought birding enthusiasts from across the region. Becky Levy, Executive Director of the Cortez Cultural Center, joined KSJD's Austin Cope for an update on what it's like to watch birders in their natural habitat, and what bird species people at the festival have seen so far this year.

Public Domain

A Utah judge has granted a change of venue in the trial of a Durango couple accused of endangering livestock in San Juan County.

More than a dozen conservation groups have signed on to a legal brief filed last week in support of a Durango couple facing felony charges over the closing of a gate in San Juan County, Utah.

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